Norwegian version

Upper Secondary Education and Training in the Child Welfare Population

A vast amount of research has shown a persistent educational disadvantage in the child welfare population. The project investigates this theme further.

Previous research at NOVA has shown that the drop-out rate in the child welfare population is highest on the vocational track in upper secondary school and somewhat higher than non-child welfare clients with the same school grades and other relevant background factors. The present project builds on this research.

Read more here: Qualification and social inclusion in upper secondary vocational education and training (SAFETY-VET).

The research question is two-folded. Firstly, the project will address girls’ educational transitions in the vocational program Healthcare, childhood and youth development. Girls with a child welfare background will be compared to girls without a child welfare background. Secondly, the educational progress among child welfare clients with an immigrant background will be addressed. The results will be published as articles – the first in Norwegian and the latter in English.

The analyses will be carried out using data from public registries.

Less is known about the educational progress among girls with a child welfare background and child welfare clients with an immigrant background. Consequently, the project will bring out new relevant knowledge.