Socioeconomic Inequalities in School Attendance in Scotland : Research Brief

Klein, Markus and Goodfellow, Claire and Dare, Shadrach and Sosu, Edward (2020) Socioeconomic Inequalities in School Attendance in Scotland : Research Brief. [Report]

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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.