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school and university

Education Gaps Between Rich and Poor and Between Different Regions

Published tisdag 23 december 2008 kl 11.06

New studies show a startlinlyg unequal picture of education in Sweden.

A study by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education and the National Statistics Bureau shows, for those who completed further education (gymnasium) 85 percent of their children will go on to university.

But for parents who did not stay in school the percentage is only 20 percent.

This comes as the Swedish Teachers association says that different local authorities in Sweden spend wildy different amounts on education - from over 7,500 US dollar per pupil per year, to just half of that.

And a new book by sociologist Nihad Bunar says that the system whereby Swedes can choose what schools their children go to is bringing more girls to study in the city centres, but leaving many boys behind in the suburbs.

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