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Abstract for:

The Coalition's Record on Under Fives 2010-2015

Kitty Stewart,  January 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP12: Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; childcare and early years education; social policy; early childhood; early years; pre-school; early intervention


The Government's strategy for improving social mobility emphasised the importance of early childhood. Against a backdrop of tightening austerity, what happened in practice to children's services, family incomes and early child development?