Poverty, Attainment and Wellbeing : Making a Difference to the Lives of Children and Young People: Final Project Report

Joan Mowat, Gale Macleod

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Abstract

In Scotland, 2018 was designated the Year of Young People. Yet, we know that for many children living in poverty their life chances are significantly reduced, reflected in poorer mental health and wellbeing [1] and academic outcomes [2]. Focussing on attainment alone will not solve the problem: a holistic focus upon children and their wellbeing within the contexts of public policy, families, schools and communities is essential [3]. We have chosen to focus on early adolescence as this represents a critical stage in children's development [4, 5] when peer victimization [6] and mental health issues [7] often come to the fore, impacted by adverse childhood experiences [8, 9].
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019

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poverty
mental health
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Keywords

  • poverty
  • attainment
  • wellbeing
  • mental health
  • children
  • Scotland

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