Legal and Economic Implications of Truancy
J. Smink and J.Z. Heilbrunn
This monograph reviews the myriad legal and economic issues that surround truancy. The sections describe school attendance laws, how they are applied, and the most commonly used methods of curbing truancy; legal and economic issues; the costs of ignoring truancy and the benefits of addressing it; and recommendations for state lawmakers, schools and school districts, courts, truancy-reduction programs, and researchers.