Early childhood education and care and poverty: Working paper prepared for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Lloyd-Reichling, E. and Potter, Sylvia 2014. Early childhood education and care and poverty: Working paper prepared for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. London University of East London, International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare. doi:10.15123/PUB.3865
AuthorsLloyd-Reichling, E. and Potter, Sylvia
TypeWorking paper
Abstract

This review of the existing body of knowledge concerning the links between poverty and early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision1 aims to inform the realisation of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s 2015 UK anti-poverty strategy development programme. It has three main objectives:
To explore the relationship between poverty and early childhood service quality, affordability and accessibility.
To examine mostly domestic and some international research evidence on the prevention and reduction of poverty through early childhood policy and practice interventions.
To recommend what should be included in JRF’s UK anti-poverty strategies in relation to early childhood education and care.

This evidence review is one of a series of 34 such reviews commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to inform a programme of anti-poverty strategies for the UK to be published in 2015/16. Thus the definition of poverty employed here is the one developed by JRF to underpin this programme: ‘When a person’s resources (mainly their material resources) are not sufficient to meet their minimum needs (including social participation)’. In the case of young children, this definition is mediated by the conditions within the households they live in and decisions made by parents as proxies for their children.

Year2014
PublisherUniversity of East London, International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare
Place of publicationLondon
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.15123/PUB.3865
FunderJoseph Rowntree Foundation
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Print07 Oct 2014
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Deposited13 Oct 2014
Copyright information© Eva Lloyd and Sylvia Potter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
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This report was one of 33 evidence reviews commissioned by JRF, detailed at http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/reducing-poverty-in-the-uk-eviden...

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