This book investigates the premise that Poverty influences children´s lives in different ways in the public schools of Pakistan, but there is little information about, and understanding of, how poverty-stricken children experience school as opposed to children from better off families. The findings of this study reveal that the school experiences of poor children are not as good as the school experiences of better off children. The parents of poor children do not have enough resources to meet the educational expenses of their children. Furthermore, the findings suggest that poverty that is due to lack of financial resources affects the experiences of children at school, but there are also some other socio-emotional factors which results from poverty such as conflicting relationships with peers and teachers. Therefore, the findings of this study can prove very beneficial for the policy makers in helping them take broader social policy initiatives for reducing poverty and inequality, so that the lives of the poor children could be improved in the public schools of undeveloped countries like Pakistan.