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Parent Involvement and Early School Leaving
Parent Involvement and Early School Leaving

Author(s): Mihaela TOMITA, Ciprian Panzaru
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Expert Projects Publishing
Keywords: parental policies; panel data analysis; early school leaving; European Union

Summary/Abstract: The first years of life are recognised as essential for the child’s emotional development. During this period, the child’s character and personality is being shaped. From this point of view, the environment may provide an opportunity for the child’s development or a misfortune, depending on how it is configured. This article analyses the role of children postnatal development environment on two important dimensions: emotional and economic. Analysis of the influence of factors such as parental leave length (PLL), parental leave benefits (PLB), family or child allowance (FCA) and child day care (CDC) has generated the conclusion on their influence on the rate of early school leaving (ESL). The analysis was performed using a multiple linear regression model type. Evaluation of factors such as the presence or absence of parents constantly around children, institutionalised support offered to families in child upbringing and the child’s academic success were studied on a sample panel which included all 27 EU countries. The results show that we can support the existence of a connection between parental leave length, child allowances and early school leaving rates.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 21-36
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English