Socioeconomic inequalities in school attendance in Scotland: research brief

Klein, M., Goodfellow, C. , Dare, S. and Sosu, E. (2020) Socioeconomic inequalities in school attendance in Scotland: research brief. Other. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Abstract

School absenteeism is a pervasive problem in education worldwide and Scotland. Persistent absenteeism has a significant impact at both a societal and individual level. Frequently missing school is associated with poorer academic performance, a higher likelihood of school dropout, and a lower probability of going on to further or higher education. At a societal level, we can see a knock-on effect of associations between absenteeism and lower rates of employment; higher likelihood of delinquency; and increased contact with the criminal justice system, and imprisonment.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Other)
Additional Information:This research brief was supported by funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Award ES/R004943/1.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goodfellow, Ms Claire and Dare, Shadrach
Authors: Klein, M., Goodfellow, C., Dare, S., and Sosu, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:University of Strathclyde
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