IFS Press Releases

When you are born matters for academic outcomes: urgent policy action needed to help summer-born children

Date: 24 October 2007
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Children born later in the school year perform significantly worse in exams than those born earlier in the school year, even up to GCSE level, according to new research published today by IFS. Policy changes are needed if this unfair disadvantage is not to damage the chances of summer-born children.