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Högskolans effekt på gymnasieelevers studieresultat: En kvantitativ undersökning om en högskolas effekt på gymnasieelevers betyg i olika socioekonomiska områdestyper
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A university has been shown to have a positive effect on society and has led to greater awareness of the social problems found in our towns today and a willingness to openly discuss and resolve them. Universities have a social and civic role that improves the social living conditions in the areas surrounding them. A university also improves the local economy by creating jobs and attracting new businesses which in turn lead to an improved infrastructure and a subsequent decrease in residence segregation. Residential segregation is a growing phenomenon in Sweden where students living in disadvantaged areas are less likely to succeed in school than students living in more advantaged areas, as is often shown by their school results. The purpose of this study is to analyze a university’s effects on high school student’s grades in different socioeconomic living areas in Sweden. Is there a correlation between the student’s grades in these areas and the presence of a university in the region? To analyze these effects, a multilevel regression model in two scales has been used. his thesis shows that a direct correlation exists between high school students’ grades and the presence of a university in the region. A university has a strong improving effect on the grades of students from highly resourceful areas. The study further illustrates that although a new university will lead to an improvement of the general standard of education of a region, the introduction of more universities does not result in an increase in the number of people with a university education.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 30
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Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keywords [en]
university effects, residential segregation, education, grades, school results
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-314217DiVA, id: diva2:1070063
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Samhällsgeografi
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Bachelor Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
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