An analysis made by the IFS has shown that children from wealthier families have more time to study than the less fortunate ones.
In order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus across the UK, the government declared that all schools should be closed. As a result most children have been learning from home.
Although learning from home might seem to be the best and safest way of studying not all children are able to adopt this way.
The analysis made by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggested that better-off children will have studied for about a week more than their less fortunate peers by the next thirty days. Children from wealthier families spend six hours a day studying whilst those from poor backgrounds spend only four and a half hours.
From the review of more than 4,000 families carried out by IFS, it was noted that there was a slightly large gap in time spent on education activities by primary age children than older pupils.
A large number of parents and guardians have admitted that they were finding it hard to support their children learning at home.
The survey made by the IFS found that children for more disadvantaged families have fewer educational resources and parental support for home learning. It showed that less fortunate children were less likely to have a place to study.
A Department for Education spokeswoman said: “We will do whatever we can to make sure no child, whatever their background, falls behind as a result of coronavirus.
“We have set out plans for a phased return of some year groups from 1 June at the earliest in line with scientific advice.”