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19

Jun

Girls, boys, poor, not poor, white, BME – pupils do better in London schools

Our new analysis of education statistics for London shows that children in London perform better than the English average at age 11 and 16. But what is striking is that this is tru…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

02

Feb

Are failing schools a poverty issue?

Recent figures from the Department for Education showed that over 100 schools in England fell below the expected standard for GCSE attainment. Many of these schools have high propo…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

01

Dec

New national report on poverty

Our latest Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report shows that the Government’s anti poverty strategy cannot succeed without the creation of millions of jobs. Worryingly, the…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

29

Mar

More on Education Maintenance Allowance

Yesterday Education Secretary Michael Gove announced his plans for replacing the Educational Maintenance Allowance. While better than may have been expected, it still takes too nar…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

07

Feb

Targeting the Educational Maintenance Allowance

Last month parliament voted to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). The coalition government wants to replace EMA with something more targeted. Yet EMA is better targ…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

14

Jan

GCSE figures and the English Baccalaureate

The latest detailed GCSE results, published this week, received more attention than the figures normally do. These 2010 results emphasised a different measure from previous years, …

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

07

Dec

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2010

The fall in child poverty in the first year of the recession shows how big an impact tax credits and benefits can make in the short term – while the rise and rise of in-work povert…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Anushree Parekh, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty