B308 - Children in Poverty aspirations expectations and attitudes to education - 01/09/2006

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Principal applicant name: 
Alissa Goodman (The Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK)
Title of project: 
Children in Poverty: aspirations, expectations and attitudes to education.
Proposal summary: 

Children from deprived homes emerge from our schools with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. These educational deficits emerge early in children's lives, even before entry into school and widen throughout childhood.

But little is known about how family background affects education attainment. This project will consider the influences on children's skill development, in its broadest sense, focussing particularly on soft skills, and on attitudes to education amongst children from low-income backgrounds

Date proposal received: 
Friday, 1 September, 2006
Date proposal approved: 
Friday, 1 September, 2006
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