Statistics Norway: There is a large difference in education levels between immigrants and other Norwegians

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The younger immigrants when they arrive in Norway, the better they do in the educational process. However, the difference in education levels is still large between immigrants and other Norwegians, Statistics Norway (SSB) writes in a new report.

The report is titled “Immigrants – how are they doing in the educational process?”.

The report follows people in three different “cohorts” through the educational process from primary school to the highest level of education achieved. The persons were born between 1987-1989, 1992–1994, and 1997–1999.

Regardless of the group, those without an immigrant background have higher primary school points and higher average grade scores in Norwegian, English, and mathematics than immigrants, the SSB writes.

Differences

However, those who immigrated to Norway when they were five years old or younger have better results than those who immigrated when they were six years old or older.

They also largely follow the same pattern as those without an immigrant background, with relatively equal proportions of completed university and college education.

Overall, the level of education varies to a greater extent between the immigrant groups than between immigrants and those without an immigrant background, according to the SSB.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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