Essay about Impact of Homelessness on Child Education
Broadbent (2008) noted that the primary barrier homeless youth experience is maintaining the link to …show more content…
The purpose of this doctoral project is to analyze the possible causes of educational barriers that impede access to education and impact the potential wages of homeless children in Tennessee. Education and training could impact the potential future wages of children and youth (Day, 2011; Greenstone & Looney, 2011). The focus of Section 1 is to address the issue of homelessness and the impact that dropouts have on the economic future of the United States.
Background of the Problem
Bradley (2011) reported the homeless population of children is rising. Some researchers argue that intervention can help address issues of homelessness and poverty particularly as it relates to barriers to earning a high school education (Books, 2007; Johnson & Cnaan, 1995; Knowlton, 2006; National Center on Family Homelessness, 2010, Newman, 1999; Polakow, 2007; Quint, 1994).
Homelessness directly prevents children and youth from accessing education on a regular basis. Homeless individuals are often single parents with children (Swick & Williams, 2010). The parents living situation directly impacts the children in the family. After enrollment into a public school, homeless children are confronted with issues, such as limited school supplies, lack of proper clothing, health problems, and transportation issues that impede their regular attendance (Dykeman, 2011). Homelessness among children can result in