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.
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2020|
- socioeconomic inequality
- school attendance
- school absences