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Studiemedlets påverkan på social snedrekrytering till högskola och universitet: En komparativ studie av Sverige och Danmark

Persson, Emil LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Social inequalities is an intergenerational phenomenon where parents often transfer their socioeconomic status to their children. One major factor in the inheritance of socioeconomic status is education. In this study student grants and student loans are investigated to see if they can effect the recruitment of different social groups to tertiary education. Denmark, with a higher level of student grants, is compared with Sweden, which has a higher level of student loans, to see if there are any differences regarding different social groups attending university programs. The system of student grants and student loans is found to have a small impact on the social inequalities in the educational system, but the most important factor is the... (More)
Social inequalities is an intergenerational phenomenon where parents often transfer their socioeconomic status to their children. One major factor in the inheritance of socioeconomic status is education. In this study student grants and student loans are investigated to see if they can effect the recruitment of different social groups to tertiary education. Denmark, with a higher level of student grants, is compared with Sweden, which has a higher level of student loans, to see if there are any differences regarding different social groups attending university programs. The system of student grants and student loans is found to have a small impact on the social inequalities in the educational system, but the most important factor is the choice students make for their secondary education. The choice of secondary education is still strongly related to social class, social and cultural capital, so even though the system of student grants and student loans has an impact on social inequalities, it is weak and at best slightly compensatory. (Less)
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Persson, Emil LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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8907682
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  abstract     = {Social inequalities is an intergenerational phenomenon where parents often transfer their socioeconomic status to their children. One major factor in the inheritance of socioeconomic status is education. In this study student grants and student loans are investigated to see if they can effect the recruitment of different social groups to tertiary education. Denmark, with a higher level of student grants, is compared with Sweden, which has a higher level of student loans, to see if there are any differences regarding different social groups attending university programs. The system of student grants and student loans is found to have a small impact on the social inequalities in the educational system, but the most important factor is the choice students make for their secondary education. The choice of secondary education is still strongly related to social class, social and cultural capital, so even though the system of student grants and student loans has an impact on social inequalities, it is weak and at best slightly compensatory.},
  author       = {Persson, Emil},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Studiemedlets påverkan på social snedrekrytering till högskola och universitet: En komparativ studie av Sverige och Danmark},
  year         = {2017},
}