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Early Childhood Literacy Fact Sheet

The risk clusters that lead to inequalities in children’s reading achievement at school

Early childhood literacy provides a pathway out of disadvantage but this pathway is vulnerable to the clusters of early childhood developmental risk factors that it seeks to mitigate.

Citation: Taylor, C. L., Zubrick, S. R., Christensen, D. (2019). Multiple risk exposures for reading achievement in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73: 427–434. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2018-211323