The Foundation Years

The Foundation Years

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This independent review was commissioned by the British government to investigate poverty and life chances. In particular, the review aimed to: explore how a child's home environment affects their chances of being ready to take full advantage of their schooling; generate a broader debate about the nature and extent of poverty in the UK; recommend potential action by government and other institutions to reduce poverty and enhance life chances for the least advantaged, consistent with the Government's fiscal strategy; and examine the case for reforms to the poverty measures, in particular for the inclusion of non-financial elements. This review discusses the issues and presents recommendations to government on how they can help prevent poor children from becoming poor adults.Preventing Poor Children Becoming Poor Adults : the Report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances Frank Field ... why poorer parents report their non-attendance at ante natal classes is the difficulty in reaching those classes by public transport. ... The success of parents in nurturing their children helps to determine the overall prosperity of the country. ... or at least not at a fast enough rate, has left large numbers of young adults unqualified for jobs paying good wages.

Title:The Foundation Years
Author:Frank Field, Great Britain. Cabinet Office
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2010


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