Delays and dropouts : identifying risks of suboptimal post-compulsory educational pathways in Sweden

Title: Delays and dropouts : identifying risks of suboptimal post-compulsory educational pathways in Sweden
Source document: Studia paedagogica. 2022, vol. 27, iss. 4, pp. [45]-77
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    1803-7437 (print)
    2336-4521 (online)
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Successful completion of upper secondary education is increasingly vital for participation in the labor market. Rates of school dropout in Sweden are below the EU average but remain a concern for policymakers. This quantitative study used the Swedish register covering 22 birth cohorts to establish the pathways available for students following compulsory school graduation and to identify the socio-demographic risks of taking a suboptimal pathway. The results showed that immigrant students arriving after the beginning of compulsory schooling and students from low-education households had the most elevated risks of engaging with upper secondary school in a suboptimal way, indicating sustained inequalities in the Swedish school system.
This work was supported by Vetenskapsrådet [2012-5972].
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