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ERIC Number: ED529938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 57
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Research on the Intergenerational Links in the Every Child Matters Outcomes. Report to the Department of Children, Schools and Families. CEE Special Report 005
Blanden, Jo; Machin, Stephen; Murphy, Richard; Tominey, Emma
Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1)
The Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda was introduced in the UK, as a policy aiming to improve child outcomes along five broad areas. The categories are Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution and Achieve Economic Wellbeing. The objective therefore, is to move beyond the traditional focus on child academic outcomes, to improve the wellbeing of children in the UK. From a policy perspective, there is a need to understand the mechanism through which the wide range of child ECM outcomes form. This report evaluates the role of families in driving the ECM outcomes of their children. Specifically, we analyse the intergenerational transmission of ECM outcomes between parents and children. We take the approach of analysing correlations across generations in a wide set of outcomes--the broadest set of variables studied to date. Existing studies of intergenerational correlations across generations tend to focus on outcomes such as earnings, and consequently very little is known about how healthiness, safety and enjoyment of school are correlated across generations. We contribute towards this literature by extending the scope of child outcomes. (Contains 3 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: London School of Economics & Political Science, Centre for the Economics of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom