Leaving Boys Behind? The Gender Gap in Education among Children and Young People from Foreign Backgrounds 2010–2020

A Nordic Review


This report discusses the observed gender gap in education, i.e. that girls are performing better in the Nordic school system than boys, with a special focus on girls and boys with foreign backgrounds. The report is a knowledge overview of the latest research of the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries with regard to the situation and what has been done to help children with foreign backgrounds, especially boys, perform better in school. We want to identify what the Nordic countries can learn about the issue from their respective setbacks and positive advancements.