Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 20, issue 2, P245-263 2004 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grh014 View full text
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J. Blanden

Abstract: It is clear from existing research that children from poorer backgrounds have worse educational attainments than their better-off peers. What is less clear, however, is the extent to which these differences are caused by income itself rather than parental ability, education, and other aspects of the child's experience which differ between families but are not a direct result of income. If it is money in itself which makes a difference then increased income inequality among families with children (such as has …

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