Learning During The Lockdown: Real-Time Data On Children’s Experiences During Home Learning

This report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) presents initial evidence on how children are spending their time during the lockdown, with a focus on home learning activities and the home learning resources available in different families.

School closures have presented a huge challenge to both children and their parents. They are also a big concern for policymakers for many reasons, not least because months out of school risk setting back children’s learning and development. This is particularly concerning for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who already achieve less well on average than their better-off classmates.

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