Supporting Evidence Papers

As part of the review process the team has considered a wide range of evidence including academic and government reports, national statistics, analytical papers, consultation responses, and oral evidence from experts and practitioners.  

Below you will find links to a series of papers which summarise much of the evidence we have reviewed and which provide supporting analysis for the arguments and recommendations presented in our final report.

Papers 1 to 4 set out the detailed background evidence for Chapter 3 of the final report. The papers outline the key drivers of outcomes for children and of life chances over the life course, considering in turn: children aged 0-5; the primary school years; the secondary school years and the transition to adulthood.

Paper 5 sets out an overview of the evidence the Review has seen on the effectiveness of interventions to improve parenting, the home learning environment and attainment in the early years. This is the background for much of Chapter 4 of the final report.

Paper 6 provides a summary of existing measures and indicators which are used to measure different aspects of poverty, disadvantage and well-being for children. Our assessment of these different measures informed the development of the Life Chances Indicators presented in Chapter 5 of the final report.

Finally, links are provided to a paper and appendix produced by Elizabeth Washbrook from the Centre for Market and Public Organization at the University of Bristol. These papers look at the factors in early childhood that affect child outcomes, and were commissioned by the Review to inform the work presented in Chapters 3 and 5 of the final report.

Paper 1: What are the key drivers of poverty and life chances for children aged 0-5?

Paper 2: What are the key drivers of poverty and life chances for children of primary school age?

Paper 3: What are the key drivers of poverty and life chances for children of secondary school age?

Paper 4: What are the key drivers of poverty and life chances during the transition to adulthood? Which adult outcomes are key drivers of the outcomes for the next generation?

Paper 5: Evidence on interventions to improve parenting, the home learning environment and early years attainment

Paper 6: Existing measures of poverty, disadvantage and well-being for children

Early Environments and Child Outcomes by Elizabeth Washbrook, Centre for Market and Public Organization, University of Bristol

Early Environments and Child Outcomes, Appendix