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Would more free childcare get more mothers into work?

If considered purely as a pro-employment policy, free childcare places are expensive and ineffective

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Article written by Mike Brewer, Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change

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Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows

Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Bright girls from poor backgrounds are falling behind in class as cash to raise standards is concentrated on boys, it is claimed today. Research into school spending reveals that boys on free school meals make 50 per cent more progress in secondary school than girls.
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Article on a study, published by the Nuffield Foundation, co-authored by an ESRC-funded researcher at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

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