Extreme poverty, violence and inclusive education in Haiti: Student performance analysis from the multifactorial approach


The objective of this work is to analyze the impact of violence, crime, kidnapping and extreme poverty on the academic performance and mental health of high school and undergraduate students in public schools and colleges located in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). It is a qualitative research of a deductive type and a semi-structured interview to collect the data and draw the pertinent conclusions. The results show a proportion of undergraduate students in very difficult socioeconomic situations, and with fear of being kidnapped when going to school, due to violent acts. Likewise, high school students have expressed their fear of being violated, which causes various psychological disorders. It was concluded that poverty and violent events harm inclusive and continuous education, school performance, collective well-being and the tranquility of students, and the general population.

Palabras clave: Violence, education, extreme poverty, school dropout, perception of fear


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Lindor, M., & Carro Suárez, M. (2020). Extreme poverty, violence and inclusive education in Haiti: Student performance analysis from the multifactorial approach. CULTURA EDUCACIÓN Y SOCIEDAD, 12(1), 19-36. https://doi.org/10.17981/cultedusoc.12.1.2021.02