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Poverty Matters: family income, parenting and child outcomes

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Register now for this free seminar to hear Naomi Eisenstadt speak on ‘Poverty Matters: family income, parenting and child outcomes’

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The University of Oxford Department of Education’s Public Seminar Series are held on a termly basis throughout the academic year and are designed to engage wider audiences in topical research areas from across the department. Seminars are free to attend and held on most Mondays during term from 5pm. Each seminar is convened by a member of the department and speakers include academics from across the department, the wider University, as well as internationally recognised professionals from across the globe.

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Seminar abstract

Much of the current discussion on children’s outcomes has focused on educational attainment, schools, and parental behaviours. This lecture will provide evidence that low income itself reduces the chances of good outcomes for children and that the stress caused in families by low income exacerbates the risk. While supportive and engaged parents, good early childhood education and good schools all reduce the risk of poor outcomes, money makes at least as much difference as parents and teachers.

This seminar is led by the Department of Education and convened by Iram Siraj (Professor of Child Development and Education (Child Development and Learning ))

About the speaker

Naomi Eisenstadt was the first Director of Sure Start and was for seven years in charge of all early years provision and family policy for the UK Government. She then was director of the Social Exclusion Task Force. She has served as poverty advisor to the Scottish Government and has been a Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the LSE.

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