The Relationships Between Violence in Childhood and Educational Outcomes: A Global Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

January 18, 2018
Authors: Deborah Fry, Xiangming Fang, Stuart Elliott, Tabitha Casey, Xiaodong Zheng, Jiaoyuan Li, Lani Florian, and Gillean McCluskey
Organization: Child Abuse and Neglect

Violence in childhood is an important development challenge for many countries. This article is the first to address the association globally between violence in childhood on educational outcomes. It incorporates systematic reviews and meta-analyses and identifies 67 and 43 studies respectively from 21 countries to decipher the relationship between different forms of violence in childhood on education outcomes including school dropout/graduation, school absence, academic achievement, and additional educational outcomes.