Author: Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski and Theresa S. Betancourt
Full Citation: Zuilkowski, S.S., & Betancourt, T.S. (2014). School persistence in the wake of war: Wartime experiences, reintegration supports, and dropout in Sierra Leone. Comparative Education Review, 58(3), 457-481. https://doi.org/10.1086/675905
Overview: This article examines the relationship of wartime experience and reintegration supports to students' risk of school dropout. It draws on longitudinal, mixed-methods data collected among children and youth in Sierra Leone from 2002 through 2008. The study finds that family financial support and perceived social support are positively associated with lower risk of dropout over time.