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Segregation föder segregation: En studie av hur boendesegregationen inverkar på ungdomars utbildningsmöjligheter
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Segregation creates segregation : A study of how residential segregation affects young people´s educational opportunities (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna kvalitativa studie var att undersöka vilken inverkan boendesegregation har på ungdomars utbildningsmöjligheter. Studien innefattade 15 vetenskapliga artiklar och rapporter som analyserades med hjälp av systemteori och Bourdieus teori om kapitalformer. Resultaten visade att den sociala omgivningen är en viktig faktor för ungdomarnas studieresultat. Bostadsområdets vuxna är viktiga som rollmodeller. Normer och beteenden i närmaste omgivningen spelar en viktig roll i ungdomarnas socialisering. En avgörande del i hur ungdomarna presterar och väljer skola är hur mycket och vilka olika former av kapital de har med sig sedan tidigare. Med ett sämre kapital minskar möjligheterna att införskaffa de resurser som krävs för att välja bort skolan i närområdet och gå till en resursstarkare skola. Slutsatsen visar att ungdomars studieresultat påverkas av vilka system de ingår i och hur starkt kapital de har. Var och hur man bor inverkar även på ungdomars möjligheter till framtida studier och skolval.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the impact of residential segregation on young people´s educational opportunities. The study included 15 scientific articles and reports which were analyzed by using system theory and Bourdieu´s theory of capital forms. The results showed that the social environment is an imortant factor in explaining the academic performance of young people. The adults in the residential area are important as role models. Norms and behaviors in the immediate environment play a crucial role in the socialization of young people. A determining factor of young people´s academic performance and on their school choice is which forms of capital forms and resources they bring from their childhood. With less capital, it also follows that they can not acquire the resources that are necessary to choose a resourceful school instead of the school in the neighbourhood. The conclusion shows that young people´s school results are affected by the system they are part of and how strong capital resources they bring. Where and how you live, do have an impact on young people’s opportunities for further studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
residential segregation, academic performance, system, capital forms
Keyword [sv]
boendesegregation, studieresultat, system, kapitalformer
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13718Archive number: SGSMK-2012-3OAI: diva2:600732
Subject / course
Educational program
Social work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-25 Last updated: 2013-01-31Bibliographically approved

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