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School choice reforms - implementation and consequences


This project is part of a larger project analyzing the implications of school choice reforms, school choice and its long-term consequences for individuals' social mobility in Sweden in general, with a particular focus on three medium-sized Swedish cities; Örebro, Norrköping and Jönköping. The project as a whole examines the general political context and implementation of school choice reforms at the local level, the experience of school choice at the individual level and the long term consequences for young people's future educational and professional careers. This particular part of the project examines the implementation of the school choice reform at the local level, through interviews with politicians and officials, and analysis of policy documents at the national and local levels. Overall, the project offers new knowledge about whether school choice reform has led to increased freedom of choice, and the long-term effects of school choice reforms for individuals' social mobility.


Class, Education, Social exclusion/inclusion, school choice, education policy


Dahlstedt, Magnus & Olson, Maria (2014). Medborgarskapande för ett nytt millennium: Utbildning och medborgarfostran i 2000-talets Sverige. Utbildning & Demokrati, 23 (2), 7-25

Olson, Maria & Dahlstedt, Magnus (2014). Citizen Formation for a New Millennium in Sweden ? a Prognosis of Our Time. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 12 (2), 200-224

2014 - 2017



REMESO Project Leader

Magnus Dahlstedt, Professor

Scientifically Responsible

Susanne Urban, Associate Professor (biträdande professor)

Participants not from REMESO

  • Anders Trumberg, Örebro University

Contact for project


Last updated: 2014-11-19

Page responsible: erik.berggren@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-05-27