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Fatherhood In The Nordic Welfare States - Comparing Care Policies and Practice
25/11/2014- Books & Reports
Fatherhood In The Nordic Welfare States - Comparing Care Policies and Practice
The five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, are well-known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn and care for their children. In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, as well as UK and the US, demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in the Nordic setting through family and social policies, and how these contribute to shaping and influencing the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.
Why Immigrant Children Don’t Do Well At School
21/11/2014- Pop Digests
Why Immigrant Children Don’t Do Well At School
Comparing Migrant Achievement Penalties in Western Europe
Across Europe, statistics show that children from migrant families are less successful in school then other pupils. In a recent article Camilla Borgna and Dalit Contini examine the impact of educational systems and provide explanations beyond language skills and socio-economic background.Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey, the authors compare results for 17 countries. They focus on second-generation immigrants and their achievements at the end of compulsory schooling, about age 15.
Failure to Launch
10/11/2014- Policy Briefs
Failure to Launch
Young individuals suffer disproportionally from the crisis, especially in terms of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, which affect their ability to start an independent life / A delayed transition to adulthood has negative effects on economic and demo- graphic outcomes later in life, including fertility levels / Youth exposed to the economic crisis need immediate support and relief in order to avoid becoming a “lost” generation / Policies need to support new initiatives such as the Youth Guarantee, and should promote youth mobility among and across countries
Who They Were Then – a New Study Examines the Intergenerational Effects of Immigrants’ Education
19/11/2014- News
Who They Were Then – a New Study Examines the Intergenerational Effects of Immigrants’ Education
The level of a migrant’s education in their country of origin has a significant impact on their children’s educational achievements in the country of residence.
Mathieu Ichou (University of Oxford) explores this often-ignored connection in a new empirical study. With a data-sample of 8,040 immigrants in France he created a unique individual measure for the relative level of educational attainment before migration. Linking this information to the educational achievements of their children, Ichou found a robust positive correlation – even when the families lived in difficult socio-economic circumstances in France.
 
Examining data from 1950 to 2010, the study also shows the high degree of variety in immigrants’ levels of education, both between and within countries of origin. And it suggests that a better understanding of immigrants’ social status in their former homelands is essential to assess their children’s achievements.
 
 
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