What works in supporting children and young people to overcome persistent poverty? A review of UK and international literature

Date published: 02 June 2015

  • Author: Julie Nelson, Kerry Martin and Gill Featherstone, NFER
  • Publication: May 2013



This review was undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Office for the First Minister/Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland (OFMDFM) between February and September 2012. The review was undertaken as part of OFMDFM’s Research Strategy, which is designed to enhance the information and research base upon which equality, social need and good relations policies are developed and evaluated in Northern Ireland. Although the Research Strategy seeks to inform policy development in Northern Ireland specifically, this review was commissioned to consider literature relating to persistent poverty more broadly – at an international level.

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