By: Lindsey Hutchison, Taryn Morrissey, Kimberly Burgess
This ASPE Research Brief presents a summary of what is known about gaps in childrenтАЩs achievement and development by family income, socioeconomic status, and other factors. The brief summarizes the gaps present at different time points in childrenтАЩs development, how these gaps change over time, the factors that contribute to the gaps, and policy implications. The content originated at research meetings convened by Deborah Phillips at the Foundation for Child Development and Georgetown University. The brief was prepared by ASPEтАЩs Lindsey Hutchison, Taryn Morrissey, and Kimberly Burgess, with substantial input from Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel.