The cost of school holidays for children from low income families

Stewart, H., Watson, N. and Campbell, M. (2018) The cost of school holidays for children from low income families. Childhood, 25(4), pp. 516-529. (doi: 10.1177/0907568218779130) (PMID:30473595) (PMCID:PMC6210572)

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School holidays can be stressful periods for children from low-income families. Poor provision of appropriate childcare, limited access to enrichment activities, and food insecurity mean that children’s health and well-being can suffer and their learning stagnate or decline. This article examines and documents the evidence that has emerged on this topic and aims to raise its profile and the impact on children’s lives. It makes the case for further academic scrutiny of this unexamined and neglected subject.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr Hilary and Watson, Professor Nicholas and Campbell, Ms Mhairi
Authors: Stewart, H., Watson, N., and Campbell, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Childhood
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1461-7013
Published Online:31 May 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Childhood 25(4): 516-529
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
664051What Works ScotlandNicholas WatsonEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/M003922/1SPS - INST. OF HEALTH & WELLBEING
727671SPHSU Core Renewal: Informing Healthy Public Policy Research ProgrammePeter CraigMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/15IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU