Assessing the Connection Between Health and Education: Identifying Potential Leverage Points for Public Health to Improve School Attendance

What are the major psychosocial factors influencing truancy rates? This study found that depression, parental engagement, and substance abuse topped the list.

Lauren N. Gase, Tony Kuo, Karen Coller, Lourdes R. Guerrero, and Mitchell D. Wong. Assessing the Connection Between Health and Education: Identifying Potential Leverage Points for Public Health to Improve School Attendance. American Journal of Public Health: September 2014, Vol. 104, No. 9, pp. e47-e54.doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301977

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