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ERIC Number: ED627103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Children and Young People's Access to Books and Educational Devices at Home during the Cost-of-Living Crisis: A Survey of over 3,000 Parents and Carers in 2023
National Literacy Trust
In early 2023, 85.6% of parents reported being worried about the cost-of-living crisis, and, as a consequence, they cut back on energy, food, gas and electricity. While parents recognised the many benefits of reading for their children's learning and well-being, household budgets were under pressure: 1 in 5 (20.0%) were buying fewer books for their children, especially those families who were struggling financially as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. The cost-of-living crisis is affecting household finances across income brackets, with many parents and carers struggling financially under the current circumstances. This report explores the impact of cost-of-living pressures on children and young people's access to reading resources and support at home.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom); YouGov
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A