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Pandemic set back social and emotional growth of children in England, study finds

Half of youngsters from all economic backgrounds affected and especially those whose parents’ jobs were hit, says Institute for Fiscal Studies

Half of all children suffered a setback to their emotional and social development during the first year of the pandemic, with younger siblings more likely to have been negatively affected than their older brothers and sisters, according to a survey of parents.

Children from all economic backgrounds in England were affected, the research found, though those aged four to seven were significantly more likely to have suffered a deterioration in their skills than 12- to 15-year-olds.

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