deprivation

Research demonstrates a negative relationship between worklessness and outcomes for children over and above what would be expected due to other factors, such as material deprivation and low income. This underlines the importance of supporting parents to move into the labour market.

This briefing looks at the importance of employment to social mobility.

Research which included focus groups, piloting work and a nationally representative schools survey of 5,500 young people aged 8 to 15 that demonstrates that asking children about a list of material items and experiences that are derived from discussions with them is a good way of finding out about their material well-being.