There is a very informative report presenting a summary of research which links providing income support to poor families with better outcomes for the children in those families, in terms of education, behaviour and health.  https://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/7-17-17pov.pdf  Although most of the research is US-based, the message would seem to apply equally well here in the UK as well.

 

The amount that the families’ financial situation was improved was directly related to how much the children’s academic performance benefited.


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