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Eğitim Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi

Commentary Article - (2023) Volume 13, Issue 3

The Alarming Epidemic of School Dropouts: Causes and Consequences

Zia Wong*
*Correspondence: Zia Wong, Department of Educational Sciences, Bejing University, China,

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School dropout rates continue to be a significant concern worldwide, representing an alarming epidemic that affects individuals, families, and society as a whole. The decision to leave school prematurely can have far-reaching consequences, often leading to limited opportunities and a cycle of poverty. In this article, we will delve into the causes and consequences of school dropout, shedding light on the urgent need for interventions and support systems. One of the primary drivers of school dropout is poverty. Low-income families often struggle to meet basic needs, which can lead children to prioritize employment over education to help support their families financially. Many students drop out due to the absence of quality education. This can result from inadequate school infrastructure, poorly trained teachers, or insufficient learning resources. Students who struggle academically may lose motivation and confidence, eventually leading them to disengage from school. Without appropriate support, they may see no other option but to drop out. Family dynamics and peer pressure can play a significant role in dropout rates. Some students may come from families with a history of dropouts, while others may be influenced by friends who have left school. Undiagnosed or untreated mental health problems can lead to school dropout. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders can impair a student’s ability to attend school regularly and perform well academically. Without a high school diploma or equivalent, job prospects are severely limited. School dropouts often find themselves trapped in low-wage, unstable employment, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. The income gap between individuals with a high school diploma and those without is substantial. School dropouts are more likely to struggle financially, making it difficult to break free from the cycle of poverty. Education has a significant impact on overall health. School dropouts are more likely to experience poorer physical and mental health outcomes, reducing their life expectancy and quality of life. Research consistently shows a link between school dropout rates and involvement in criminal activities. Dropout youth are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior, leading to higher crime rates in affected communities. The consequences of school dropout extend beyond the individual. Society bears the burden of higher healthcare costs, increased crime rates, and lower tax revenue due to lower income levels among school dropouts. Identifying at-risk students and providing early intervention can help prevent school dropout.



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Zia Wong*
Department of Educational Sciences, Bejing University, China

Received: 30-Aug-2023, Manuscript No. JESR-23-117313; , Pre QC No. JESR-23-117313(PQ); Editor assigned: 01-Sep-2023, Pre QC No. JESR-23-117313(PQ); Reviewed: 15-Sep-2023, QC No. JESR-23-117313; Revised: 20-Sep-2023, Manuscript No. JESR-23-117313(R); Published: 27-Sep-2023, DOI: 10.22521/JESR.2023.13.3.30

Copyright:This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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