Tag: life chances

Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

16 October 2015 A higher proportion of UK children grow up in households with incomes well below the national median, while more young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training


Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

11 June 2015 Barely half of entrants to Oxford University are state educated, compared to 93% of the wider population


Briefing 53: Being born into a rich family gives people a headstart in their career

Briefing 53: Being born into a rich family gives people a headstart in their career

20 February 2015 Richer parents can fund valuable unpaid internships for their children, giving them an unfair advantage over those from poorer households


Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

16 January 2015 Differences in income hinder children's progress from a very young age


Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

28 November 2014 Equal opportunities depend on more equal outcomes - the UK is more unequal than other countries, meaning fewer people who are born poor become rich


Briefing 41: Increasing family incomes improves children’s achievement in school

Briefing 41: Increasing family incomes improves children’s achievement in school

31 July 2014 Raising household incomes by £1,000 would lead to better outcomes for poorer children than spending an extra £1,000 per child on schools


Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

25 July 2014 Studies show that increasing household incomes would reduce the school achievement gap between rich and poor children, regardless of school or parenting quality


Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

17 July 2014 Differences in income between children are increasingly likely to be mirrored as adults


Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

4 July 2014 Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK


Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

13 June 2014 Though the UK's total wealth is amongst the highest in the world, many people across the country cannot afford to eat


Briefing 26: Almost one third of wealth in the UK is inherited, not earned

Briefing 26: Almost one third of wealth in the UK is inherited, not earned

11 April 2014 Wealth in the UK is unequal because some people inherit so much more than others


Briefing 25: Top jobs are dominated by people who went to private school

Briefing 25: Top jobs are dominated by people who went to private school

4 April 2014 Just 7% of people were educated privately, but they form a majority of certain top professions


Briefing 24: The people who need the least help, get the most

Briefing 24: The people who need the least help, get the most

28 March 2014 The highest earners are more likely to have received financial support from their parents


Briefing 22: Most first-time house-buyers depend on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

Briefing 22: Most first-time house-buyers depend on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

14 March 2014 Young people now need wealthy parents if they want to own their own home


Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

7 March 2014 Research shows that children have to cope without everyday items that most people would consider basic necessities


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