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Det sociala arvet: Kvantitativa analyser av intragenerationell (föräldrar till barn) överföring av utbildningsstatus och föräldra bakgrund
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to find relations between parents background and education ina wider sense and their children's success in school. The study also includes genusdifferentiations, the family profile and residential areas influence on children's ability anddetermination to study.

The study confirmed earlier research that children's success in school is to some extentdependant on their parents education. At the same time it was shown that in most casesthe children reached higher level of education than their parents – also when they werepoorly educated or had emigrated from a country with big cultural differences. It was alsoevident that children with at least one Swedish parent (and presumably Swedish as theirmother tongue) reached higher educational levels than other children.

Children from single parent families often stopped their school carrier after the 9-yearcompulsory class while children of dual parent families more often continued to university.In general, girls were more affluent in school than the boys. The study also reveled anoticeable difference in educational attainment between the different neighbourhoods inMalmö; children from residential areas with well educated parents also reached a highereducational level. Finally, the study conclude that the single most influential factor onchildren's schooling is their parents education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Education, Parents education, Children's success, Immigrant Background, Carrier, Malmö. Utbildning, föräldrarnasutbildning, barnskarriär, utländsk bakgrund, Malmö.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50851ISRN: LIU-ISV/SKA-A--09/18—SEOAI: diva2:272269
2009-09-17, 00:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-12-21 Created: 2009-10-14 Last updated: 2009-12-21Bibliographically approved

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