Research

Social inclusion and Reading: An exploration (2006)

Added 01 Sep 2006

Read our analysis of children and young people's reading habits in the light of whether or not they receive free school meals.

This paper examines the findings of a survey of children and young people's reading habits in the light of whether or not the respondents received free school meals. It also considers the differences between boys and girls in these groups, and finds that boys who receive free school meals seem to be at a double disadvantage in terms of their engagement in reading.

 The findings are set within the context of the existing research evidence around the links between educational attainment, reading and social exclusion.