Official Statistics of Finland

Progress of studies

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Parents educational background connected to passing upper secondary level education
14 Mar 2019
According to Statistics Finlands education statistics, children of parents with high education pass upper secondary general school education and upper secondary vocational education faster than students whose parents have completed upper secondary level qualifications or have no post-comprehensive level qualifications. Parents high education improved the probability of both daughters and sons passing through education in the target time. Human capital inherited from home had more effect on boys than girls passing through education. Completion of degrees in both university education and university of applied sciences education accelerated.

Next release:
12 Mar 2020

Description: These statistics describe how new entrants to post-comprehensive school education progress in their studies up to the attainment of a qualification or degree. The statistics contain data on started education, duration of education, change of education, and on what students have done if they have discontinued education. Data on the progress of university studies have been produced at intervals of a fixed number of years since the 1980s and the 1990s. Data on the progress of studies in upper secondary general, vocational and polytechnic, and university education are produced by monitoring the progress made by new students since the year 2000. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Keywords: degrees, discontinuation of studies, duration of studies, education, educational institutions, qualifications, students.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Progress of studies [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.2.2020].
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