Health workers with relatives in positions of power were frequently absent from work.
Students who miss a lot of school are more likely to drop out.
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About 10 million US children are chronically absent from school.
Shorter working weeks bring economic benefits but also boost employee wellbeing.
When students are in school consistently, they learn more, do better and are more likely to graduate from high school.
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The numbers of students missing 15 days or more of school in a given year is on the rise in the US. Evidence shows certain approaches can get kids back in school and help them stay in class.
Research shows there can be profound business benefits to hiring people living with intellectual disability.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school.
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The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
The COVID-19 pandemic created attendance issues for students of all ages.
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COVID-19 upended families’ morning routines. Getting kids back on schedule and sticking to it will help ease difficult transitions, a child psychologist explains.
Chronic absenteeism rates fell 8 percentage points among schools in Nevada and Colorado that adopted the ‘Breakfast after the Bell’ program.
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Chronic absenteeism is a pressing issue in high-poverty schools, but research suggests that serving students breakfast during class can help keep kids in school.
About one-third of Canada’s workforce are also caregivers, most often to aging parents or parents-in-law.
Changes to working life created by COVID-19 give employers an opportunity to embrace a caregiver-friendly work culture, supporting the millions of Canadians who juggle employment and informal caring.
The consequences of laws introduced into both the NSW and Tasmanian parliaments are anything but foreseeable.
Presenteeism – as opposed to absenteeism – is especially dangerous in the midst of a pandemic.
Presenteeism — when employees show up for work when they’re sick — at a time of a global pandemic is especially dangerous for co-workers, managers and employers.
Many women perceive period pain as something they just have to put up with. But the symptoms can be managed.
Period pain is common, and the evidence shows it can hinder a woman’s performance at school, university and work. To tackle this problem, we need to start talking about it.
Corruption in the health sector in Nigeria takes many forms.
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Corruption in Nigeria’s health sector can be eliminated by the implementation of a few simple strategies.
Millions of American students miss large chunks of the school year.
A new report says a “culture of passing” led to the graduation scandal at Ballou High School in Washington, DC, but the scandal points to the much larger problem of chronic absenteeism in the US.
A total 91 per cent of men surveyed at work sites in northern British Columbia said they were interested in learning about healthy eating.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
Men who had to take responsibility for younger siblings growing up were not concerned about conforming to dominant ideas about manhood.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don’t live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
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The science is still hazy - but our abilities are clearly affected during the recovery period.
Many schools in Kenya force girls to wear light-coloured uniforms. These show menstrual stains more easily, which shames the girls into staying away from school.
The inclusion of menstrual hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals marks an important step forward, but to what extent will it address the issue of schoolgirl absenteeism?
Cracking down on family holidays during term time is based on evidence that absenteeism has an adverse effect on school results. But is this based on absenteeism, or the reason the child is absent?
Cracking down on family holidays during term time is based on evidence saying absenteeism has an adverse effect on school results. But is this based on absenteeism, or the reason the child is absent?