Academic and Social Outcomes for High‐Risk Youths in Manitoba
AbstractThis study examined academic and social outcomes for high‐risk youths in Manitoba, using longitudinal, population‐based data. All children born in Manitoba in 1984‐1985 who resided in Winnipeg the year they turned 18 were included in analyses (N = 11,703). High risk youths were defined as those involved with child welfare services, living in poverty, and/or having a mother who was a teen at first childbirth. Of youths with one risk factor, 41 to 57 per cent failed to complete high school, and 84 per cent of those with all three risk factors did not complete high school, compared with only 18 per cent of youths with none of the risk factors. Multiple risk factors put youths at an even greater disadvantage. Similar poor outcomes for high risk youths were observed for performance in grade 9, unemployment in early adulthood, and teen births. The findings suggest an intractable cycle of risk and disadvantage with farreaching social and economic implications.
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Brownell, M., Roos, N. P., MacWilliam, L., Leclair, L., Ekuma, O., & Fransoo, R. (2010). Academic and Social Outcomes for High‐Risk Youths in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 33(4), 804–836. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2188
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