Research Paper Department for Work and Pensions Working Paper Series 20
Feasibility study into the effects of low income, material deprivation and parental employment on outcomes for children both in adulthood and as children
This paper presents the findings from a feasibility study designed to investigate the potential to relate changes in family income, employment and material deprivation during childhood to later life outcomes. The study looks at a number of longitudinal datasets that contain intermediate outcomes such as educational qualifications, as well as final outcomes in adulthood such as low income, unemployment and material deprivation.
The paper outlines a plan for future analysis in terms of relevant statistical techniques and the data that are currently available. The paper concludes with suggestions as to the overall feasibility of a more substantive project to look at causal relationships between poverty and children's outcomes.