Impact of the provision of school lunch on attendance in remote rural Jamaican primary schools
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 46, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study examined the attendance patterns by region of schools which participated in School Feeding Programmes (SFPs) in poor, remote rural areas of Jamaica and determined whether there was a significant difference in attendance over a 10 year period between children who took different lunch types. The study revealed peaks and troughs in the average annual attendance by region, but found no significant difference in attendance by lunch type. Variations in poverty levels and the effect of a conditional cash grant to poor parents are offered as possible explanations for the peaks and troughs in attendance.
Jennings, Z. (2016). Impact of the provision of school lunch on attendance in remote rural Jamaican primary schools. International Journal of Educational Development, 46(1), 74-81. Elsevier Ltd.