15 February 2008

how Individual Risk Factors Affect Absenteeism in Early Schooling

In their publication: "How Maternal, Family and Cumulative Risk Affect Absenteeism in Early Schooling," the National Center for Children in Poverty reports that for every affluent kindergartner - living at or above 400% of the federal poverty - who experienced each of the following risks:
  • 30 poor children experienced food insecurity at home
  • 20 had a mother with low education
  • 15 had an unemployed mother
  • 9 were born to a teenage mother
  • 7 lived with a single mother
  • 6 had a mother with poor health and
  • 5 lived in a family with four or more children.

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