child reading a bookThe view from the bottom: How inequality and relative deprivation impact academic achievement

Principal Investigator: Frank Elgar
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Dates: 2014-2019

Socioeconomic differences in academic achievement have been a focus of education research since the 1960s. However, the anti-poverty focus of this work has not thoroughly explored the contributions of relative deprivation and income inequality to reinforcing a growing education gap between the rich and poor.

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