Urban poverty and education. A systematic literature review

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Urban poverty and education. A systematic literature review
Abstract
This systematic literature review seeks to provide information on the limitations and opportunities faced by the urban poor in leveraging the potential benefits of education. The review covers the period 1995–2017 and includes 66 articles. The analysis addresses: a) the educational achievement of the urban poor and b) the conditions under which they receive education. Results show that, despite attending school, the urban poor are not able to fully satisfy their right to education. Their educational achievement is deficient in terms of learning, educational trajectory and the capacity to aspire to a better future and although they are included in schooling, material deprivation combined with socio-territorial characteristics and cultural and administrative obstacles means that this inclusion occurs in a stratified manner. The findings urge a reexamination of the discussion around the challenge of education in facilitating social mobility. Breaking the cycle between urban poverty and education requires multisectoral public policies with an equity perspective and the coordinated participation of various social actors.
Publication
Educational Research Review
Volume
29
Pages
100280
Date
2020-02-01
Journal Abbr
Educational Research Review
Language
en
ISSN
1747-938X
Accessed
05/04/2022, 20:38
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Citation
Silva-Laya, M., D’Angelo, N., García, E., Zúñiga, L., & Fernández, T. (2020). Urban poverty and education. A systematic literature review. Educational Research Review, 29, 100280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2019.05.002