ERIC Number: ED248405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Study Assistance and Adult Study Assistance--Utilisation and Effects. School Research Newsletter. 1984:7.
School Research Newsletter, n7 Sep 1984
A research project studied the impact of study support on students at the upper secondary level and on adult students in Sweden. Project activities at the upper secondary level began with a survey charting social recruitment for the three- and four-year lines of upper secondary school. Measures proposed to counteract the increasing social bias of recruitment included giving priority for study support to students from economically disadvantaged groups. A survey showed that the student grant did not influence students to enter the two- or three- or four-year lines. A majority of students found the grant financially important to their families. The part of the project concerned with adult study assistance first reviewed information and data and found that special adult study assistance has had a positive impact on the recruitment of undereducated persons, especially women; hourly study assistance has not had a positive impact on recruitment; and rules for adult study assistance need to be made more flexible. A study of the utilization of special adult study assistance found most recipients have been undereducated, the assistance generally offset the loss of earnings, and only 50 percent drew the loans to which they were entitled. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.