Choice of Study and Persistence in Higher Education by Immigrant Background, Gender, and Social Background
MetadataShow full item record
- 1 - Reports / Rapporter 
The aim of this report is to present documentation of new analyses carried out at NIFU STEP concerning differences by immigrant background, gender and social background with regard to choice of type study programme in higher education, as well as educational attainment and persistence in higher education. Many studies have been undertaken concerning completion of upper secondary education and enrolment into higher education in relation to immigrant background. Little is known, however, about persistence in higher education by immigrant background. Neither is there much new information on how persistence varies by fields and types of study, gender and social background. A lack of documentation also applies to questions concerning the extent to which choice of study varies by immigrant background. In addition, information on the recruitment to different fields of study by social background and gender, need to be updated. We have experienced great interest and demand for such information. This report is, among other things, a response to this demand.