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Panel of students for longitudinal studies

Upcoming publishing: 2018-12-11

Statistics Sweden (SCB) has a system of longitudinal sample surveys for reviewing the school situation during years 3-9 in compulsory education. Until now 7 cohorts have been followed through compulsory education. The latest panel is called panel 8 and started with a sample of about 10 percent of the pupils in year 3 in the spring 2014. The majority of these pupils were born 2004. The previous panel was based on a sample of year 3 pupils in 2008. Most of them were born 1998. Before that the intervals between the cohorts were 5 years.

Statistical news

Panel of students for longitudinal studies, school year 2016/2017:


The participation rate of foreign-born pupils in “Swedish as second language” classes in years 3-6 of compulsory education has increased. Among the foreign born pupils who were in grade 3 in the 2013/14 school year, roughly 45 per cent participated in ”Swedish as second language” classes in year 6 in the spring of 2017. In the spring of 2005, the percentage among foreign-born pupils was 25 per cent.

All statistical news for this survey

Tables and graphs

Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Pupil panel for longitudinal studies. From the compulsory school through the upper secondary school 1998–2002 SM 2003-12-19
Pupil Panel 5 – Year 3, 1997 to Year 6, 2000 Report 2003-12-01
Panel of students for longitudinal studies. Studies in local authority administered adult education and higher education SM 2002-03-20

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