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School, family, neighbourhood: which is most important to a child's education?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages67 - 70
Number of pages4
DatePublished - May 2010


The school, the family, and the neighbourhood they grow up in are all important to how children perform academically. But which has most influence? Does a supportive family outweigh deprived surroundings or the school you attend? Or is the most important factor the child itself?George Leckie, Rebecca Pillinger, Jennifer Jenkins and Jon Rasbash disentangle this complex web of influences.

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