Inequality and Educational Prosperity
Educational prosperity is an assessment framework that can be used to assess the capacity of a school district, state, or country to develop children's literacy skills and well-being, to set goals for increasing their capacity, and to monitor progress towards those goals. The framework follows a life-course approach, with key outcomes for each of several stages of development. These outcomes are referred to as "prosperity outcomes". This lecture reviews family, institutional and community factors that drive these outcomes and shows that if countries build strong foundations for success for each stage of children’s development, its children will thrive.