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A Matter of Survival: A life-course approach to understanding the decision-making and economic livelihoods of school dropouts in Trinidad and Tobago

Key Researchers: 
Dr. Priya Kissoon (Principal Investigator), Dr. Jennifer Collymore, Dr. Matthew Wilson

This research aims to investigate the life-course trajectories and complex decision making of school dropouts in Trinidad & Tobago in order to improve retention in formal education and the income-generating capabilities and prospects of dropouts. Only about 60% of the students in Trinidad & Tobago survive the formal national education system to complete high school. This study compares dropout livelihoods, and especially the uptake of crime, in variably rural and urban parts of the country.

Funding: UWI-Trinidad & Tobago Research and Development Impact Fund (RDI Fund)

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