A new study of the impact of poverty on education following the Great Recession finds a growing skills gap in high-poverty neighborhoods.
- The percent of kindergarteners in high poverty neighborhoods grew from 1998 to 2010.
- Children in high poverty neighborhoods are less school ready than their peers.
- The family poverty academic skills gap in higher poverty neighborhoods also grew.
- Neighborhood poverty may be a useful proxy to identify children in need of support.
Read a summary in Education Week:
A new study finds more children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods following the Great Recession-and that has implications for school readiness. The study entitled, ” Family poverty and neighborhood poverty: Links with children’s school readiness before and after the Great Recession,” was published in the August edition of Children and Youth Services Review.