Poverty, Income and Children's Educational Attainments

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Star Education Centre, 116 Hyde Road, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 5AR

Abstract

A well-established finding from research is that children living in poverty do less well on average on tests of educational attainment than children who live in more advantaged circumstances. The talk will review some of the explanations proposed for this finding, drawing on recent work that uses the UK’s rich heritage of longitudinal studies. One implication of the research is that the desirable action of taking families out of poverty should raise attainment; the talk will draw on the speaker’s own work to discuss how far this proposition is supported.

Biography

Ian Plewis joined the University of Manchester as Professor of Social Statistics in September 2007 having previously worked at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London since 1999 where he was Professor of Longitudinal Research Methods in Education and where he now holds a visiting professorship. He has been Chair of the Social Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society and is a Fellow of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol.

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