Evidence to Action Reports

Enable all children to maximise their capabilities

Inequalities in educational outcomes affect physical and mental health, as well as income, employment and quality of life.

The graded relationship between socioeconomic position and educational outcome has significant implications for subsequent employment, income, living standards, behaviours, and mental and physical health. Success in education brings many advantages. If we are serious about reducing both social and health inequalities, we must maintain our focus on improving educational outcomes across the gradient.