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School Absenteeism Tied to Adult Struggles

1 month ago   |   By Psych Central

A new study suggests that children who miss a lot of school from kindergarten to eighth grade may face unexpected struggles as young adults.
The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence , show that young adults who had missed a lot of school in childhood were less likely to vote and were experiencing greater economic hardship and poorer educational outcomes.
The study suggests that early school absenteeism should be taken more seriously, said Dr. Arya Ansari, lead author of the study and assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State University.
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