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ERIC Number: EJ1141447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Associations between Violence in School and at Home and Education Outcomes in Rural Malawi: A Longitudinal Analysis
Psaki, Stephanie R.; Mensch, Barbara S.; Soler-Hampejsek, Erica
Comparative Education Review, v61 n2 p354-390 May 2017
Growing evidence of the prevalence of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has raised concerns about negative effects on education. Previous quantitative research on this topic has been limited by descriptive and cross-sectional data. Using longitudinal data from the Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study, we investigate associations between school and domestic violence and three education outcomes: absenteeism, learning, and dropout. Half of respondents had experienced both SRGBV and domestic violence by ages 18-21. Associations between violence and education were mixed: school-related sexual violence was associated with poorer subsequent education outcomes for males and, to a lesser extent, for females; domestic violence was associated with higher absenteeism for males and subsequent dropout for females; and physical violence was associated with lower absenteeism and better subsequent numeracy performance for females. Additional longitudinal research is needed and should integrate a broad understanding of the influence of gender norms and experiences of violence on young people's educational success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malawi
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