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Changes in the Impact of Family Education on Student Educational Achievement in Sweden 1988–2014

Journal article
Authors Jan-Eric Gustafsson
Kajsa Yang Hansen
Published in Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Volume 62
Issue 5
Pages 719-736
ISSN 0031-3831
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Education and Special Education
Pages 719-736
Language en
Keywords Socioeconomic status; family education; school achievement; grades; equity; measurement scale
Subject categories Pedagogy


ABSTRACT The main aim of this study was to investigate the development of the correlation between family education and student achievement in Sweden, which previous research has found to be stable, in spite of increasing school segregation and widening differences in levels of achievement between schools. Based on register data for populations of graduates from compulsory school between 1988 and 2014, correlations between parental education and student grades were estimated. The correlation was found to increase by .04 units between the early-1990s and 2014. The main reasons why this has not been found in previous research are that too coarse a categorization of parental education has been used, a declining quality of measurement of grades, and demographic changes related to immigration

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