The 2018 Reports

This page holds reports placed on the site in 2018.  Our Ed Panel will assess each new report.  Those that they consider have the greatest chance of influencing policy makers are shown in the 'must read' section at the top of the page.  The Ed Panel aims to have about a dozen reports listed in this section by the end of the year and those reports that have made way for more highly ranked ones are listed in a 'highly commended' section.   Useful factual data from some reports is included in the 'Bite size facts' drop down menu.  To read Ed Panel commentary on reports see the Articles drop down menu.  The statistics button links to annual statistical and Government publications at the bottom of the page. The home page also holds a selection of the most recently published reports and you can use the search function to find specific areas of interest. The date of the report is the site date which usually coincides with the publication date, but not always.

Must Read

Selected by our editorial panel as being the most important publications.

Highly Commended

Picked by our editorial panel as important publications.

Further Reports

The impact of social housing on child development outcomes.

The impact of social housing on child development outcomes.

WINNER OF OUR ECRP PRIZE Anya Martin - Peabody Research November 2018

This paper uses Millennium Cohort Study data to compare the cognitive, health, emotional, and behavioural development outcomes of children living in social housing compared with those living in private rented housing in England. It builds on work on previous birth cohort studies to examine how the relationship between tenure and outcomes has changed over time, and how, when controlling for a limited set of socioeconomic factors, the children of social housing tenants are no worse off than the children of private renters. This challenges research which has previously found they tend to be worse off, even when controlling for various socioeconomic factors. Two potential explanations are presented. Firstly, that the “tenure effect” of social housing has changed as the tenure rose and fell during the 20th century, before improving following the Decent Homes Programme and national and local efforts to improve life on social housing estates. Secondly, that the results are influenced by selection bias, as increasingly limited social housing supply resulted first in the residualisation of the tenure to the most disadvantaged, before the rapidly growing private rented sector began to represent a greater proportion of this group, narrowing the gap. The judges were unanimous in selecting this paper as the winner of the Early Career Researcher’s Prize. They felt the topic was of real interest and praised the use of this dataset. They liked the clear writing style and structure. The analysis in the paper could have some significant policy implications and they recommended further work on this.


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