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Poverty moderates the association between gender and school dropout in South African adolescents

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This study examined prospective associations between poverty, gender, and school dropout in a large community sample of South African adolescents (baseline: n = 3515, follow-up: n = 3401, 57% female, age range at baseline: 10–17 years, mean age at baseline = 13.45). School dropout was defined as being enrolled in school at baseline assessment but no longer enrolled in school at follow-up assessment. Poverty was measured at baseline assessment using an index of access to the eight highest soci...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17450128.2017.1308613

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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy & Intervention
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Wolfson College
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Cluver, L
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South African National Research Foundation More from this funder
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal More from this funder
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
3
Pages:
195-206
Publication date:
2017-03-23
Acceptance date:
2017-03-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-0136
ISSN:
1745-0128
Pubs id:
pubs:687490
URN:
uri:fed6ba46-1551-4fd6-ba0d-9a1888d299c0
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uuid:fed6ba46-1551-4fd6-ba0d-9a1888d299c0
Local pid:
pubs:687490
Paper number:
3

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