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Civil Societies Organisations and Educational Achievements of Young People in Marginalised Urban Areas


Young people from lower socio-economic strata living in marginalized urban areas have substantially more difficulties in school. This project aims to study if and how participation in civil society organizations may improve this situation. The research questions of the project are: 1) Young people in marginalised urban areas are active in which kinds of civil society organisations? 2) Through which processes does membership in civil society associations affect educational achievements of young people in school? 3) How does the impact of membership vary in terms of the educational outcomes of young people, taking account of issues such as gender, class and ethnic background? 4) To what extent does participation in civil society organisations restrict the freedom and mobility of young people and do such restrictions differ based on gender, class and ethnic background?
The answers will help us to grasp the significance of civil society organizations for young people?s educational achievements, and in continuation their labour market entry, and used in general educational policies, and to improve the situation for young people living in marginalized urban areas.


Civil society, Education, Segmentation, Marginalised areas, Success factors

2015 - 2019



REMESO Project Leader

Anders Neergaard, Professor

Participants not from REMESO

  • Participating Associate Professor fredrik hertzberg (Stockholm university)
  • Project leader Associate Professor Alireza Behtoui /Stockholm university, Södertörn university)

Contact for project


Last updated: 2019-01-08

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