The relationship between educational attainment and surviving poverty

Poverty affects 20% of students working on their GCSEs in Wales, thereby rendering them eligible for certain benefits, such as school meals. Of these students, 60% live with someone with at least one mental health condition. It is known that 20% of those students living with someone with a mental health condition also do well in their studies, attaining five GCSEs of A-C grade, including mathematics and English. This study aims to take a closer look at the factors associated with doing well at school for children at GCSE-level who are also living in poverty.

Project leads

Amrita BandyopadhyayProfessor Sinead Brophy, Swansea University (ADR Wales).

This project is funded by ADR Wales via its core grant from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as an ADR UK partner.

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