The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Disadvantaged Children's Learning

To what extent has school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic affected children’s learning? Are socially disadvantaged children hit particularly hard?

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See Danish project description below

This project examines how learning among Danish compulsory school pupils is affected by nationwide school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic. To estimate the learning loss and examine whether it varies by social background, the project relies on data from the national tests in mathematics and reading.

The research project 'The Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Disadvantaged Children's Learning' has recieved 725.000 DKK from Spar Nord Fonden. The researchers behind the project is Associate Professor Kristian Bernt Karlson and Postdoc Jesper Fels Birkelund, both from the Department of Sociology.

 

 

 

 

Researchers

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Jesper Fels Birkelund Postdoc +4535330624 E-mail
Kristian Bernt Karlson Associate Professor +4535321588 E-mail

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The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Disadvantaged Children's Learning has received one year funding from Spar Nord Fonden

Project: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Disadvantaged Children's Learning
Period:  2021 to 2022

Contact

Kristian Bernt Karlson
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Copenhagen

Mail: kbk@soc.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 15 88