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Below is a list of research related to attendance for Homelessness

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Chronic Absence in Utah Public Schools

Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah. In 2012, the researchers released a brief to highlight their important findings on chronic absence and its effects in Utah. The study of five years of attendance data emphasizes the need for early identification of students who are chronically absent, and identified chronic absenteeism as a key predictor of dropouts as…
Published:   July 2012

Empty Seats: The Epidemic of Absenteeism Among Homeless Elementary Students

Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, November 2015. This report builds on the work of the 2015 Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City by examining the disparities in absenteeism and its impact on educational achievement, comparing homeless students and their housed peers, regardless of family income level. Researchers find that homeless elementary students were chronically absent at roughly…
Published:   November 2015

Missing School, Missing A Home: The Link Between Chronic Absenteeism, Economic Instability and Homelessness in Michigan

Erb-Downward, Jennifer, and Payton Watt, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, November 2018. Data shows that homeless students have the highest rates of chronic absence in Michigan. Homelessness occurs in all community types throughout the state. This brief explores chronic absenteeism and makes policy recommendations especially including a greater focus on the educational impact of housing instability in Michigan.
Published:   March 2019
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