Helpdesk Report: Education and Poverty

Abstract

Query

What evidence is there of a causal link between increased educational provision and decreased poverty? Is there any evidence of education having a negative impact on poverty alleviation? Is there any evidence of positive effects of poverty on education?

Summary

This helpdesk report presents the available evidence regarding the following aspects of the relationship between education and poverty:

  1. Evidence of a link between increased educational provision and decreased poverty.
  2. Evidence of education having a negative impact on poverty alleviation.
  3. Negative effects of poverty on education.
  4. Positive effects of poverty on education.

After a brief discussion under each heading, an annotated bibliography is presented in which summaries of key resources for each of the four aspects are given.

Citation

Featherstone, I.; Bolton, L. Helpdesk Report: Education and Poverty. Health and Education Advice and Resource Team (HEART), Oxford, UK (2013) 13 pp.

Helpdesk Report: Education and Poverty

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