Educational outcomes of children in contact with the child protection system: A longitudinal population study

Miriam Jennifer Maclean

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    Decades of research has shown poor educational outcomes for maltreated children. Few studies have been able to examine outcomes for children involved with the child protection system taking into account multiple risk factors across the child, family, neighbourhood and school levels. This research used longitudinal linked administrative data for children born in Western Australia between 1990-2010 to examine risk factors for low achievement among children with different levels of child protection involvement. These children were at high risk of academic difficulties, and showed stable low and declining achievement trajectories over time. Sub-groups and transition points requiring extra support were identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date11 Nov 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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