Following footprints of resilient youth: successful educational trajectories and transition into higher education

The research project aims to examine the mechanisms and factors that contributed the academic success of students from households with low or no educational experience, or parents with low or no income (on welfare). In this study we will focus on how these students attained academic disposition that allowed to them to embark on a successful academic trajectory. In collecting the data we will elaborate with different qualitative data collection techniques to capture the complex interplays between resources, strategies these students activated to embark on the successful academic career. The project is funded by Swedish Research Council 2017-2021.

The research team

Associate professor, Director: Ali Osman, Stockholm University, email:
Associate professor, Carina Carlhed, Stockholm University, email:
Professor Niclas Månsson, Mälardalen University, email: