Pursuing educational ambitions? Higher education enrolment and the choice of study programmes among immigrant and non-immigrant youth in Norway

This article focuses on differences in higher education (HE) enrolment and choice of study according to students’ background, specifically amongst first- or second-generation immigrants to Norway. A special emphasis is placed on the choice of prestigious study programmes. The results indicate that students with an immigrant background tend to make more ambitious choices than ethnic Norwegians, irrespective of their parents’ education Level.

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Title Pursuing educational ambitions? Higher education enrolment and the choice of study programmes among immigrant and non-immigrant youth in Norway
Category Academic article
AuthorLiv Anne Støren
publication year2011
issn0332-3315