The research links listed here are relevant to our concern with poverty, education and life chances. If you know of material we should list here, please let us know.
Attitudes towards education and parental involvement in learning
Education, educational attainment
The development of financial awareness and financial literacy
We are interested in ways in which young people and adults from low income households can be taught skills in budgeting and financial planning
Poverty/Impact on families
General poverty statistics and research
Poverty - a definition: "Individuals, families and groups in the population can be said to be in poverty when they lack the resources to obtain the types of diet, participate in the activities, and have the living conditions and amenities which are customary, or are at least widely encouraged and approved, in the societies in which they belong"
Peter Townsend (1979) Poverty in the United Kingdom: a survey of household resources and standards of living, London: Penguin. p. 31
Oxfam's summary of UK poverty | The Poverty Site | National Statistics (HMG)
See this January 2010 briefing from Save The Children on 'Severe Child Poverty in the UK'.
For a September 2009 review of attitudes towards poverty eradication in the UK, see this summary from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Poverty in London and Lambeth
Lambeth is one of the inner London boroughs. Its residents represent the spectrum of wealthy and poor, and the area ranks high in official indices of deprivation. For example, 59% of Lambeth children live in low-income homes.
London's Poverty Profile | Lambeth Council data
Understanding Poverty - summary of findings from the ESRC