Schoolar absenteeism and delinquency are related.

Scientific Evidence Platform Under review Schoolar absenteeism and delinquency are related.


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  • Kim, D. H. & Yong Um, M. (2016). A Longitudinal Study of the Ecological – Systemic Factors on School Absenteeism in South Korean Children – A Panel Fixed Effects Analysis -. Korean Journal of Social Welfare, 68 (3), 105-125.

  • Ly, D.B., Dudovitz, R.N., Runger, D., Jackson, N.J. & Wong, M.D. (2021). Chaos in Schools and Its Relationship to Adolescent Risk Behaviors. Academic pediatrics, 21 (2), 329-335.




Scientific evidence has been found that affirms the relationship between school absenteeism and delinquency.
We believe that this is an important issue for society in general, because from these data we can create prevention policies.
If we prevent young people from dropping out of school, we are at the same time preventing them from becoming future delinquents, thus preventing crimes that can affect all citizens.

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