Goals of the research programme
The research programme shall contribute knowledge that increases understanding of segregation and enables evidence-based reforms that can reduce and counteract segregation in Sweden. In this way, it will contribute to the Government’s goals of reduced segregation, equal conditions in childhood, adolescence and later life, and good life chances for all.
Strategic research agenda the core of the programme
Based on the goals of the research programme and a mapping of actors and the research funding available in the area, three primary activities are proposed for the research programme:
- Initiating research into segregation.
- Strengthening the long-term development of the research field..
- Promoting accessibility and dissemination of research and knowledge about segregation, in order to contribute to knowledge-based practice.
The agenda also includes a description of the research area's conditions and needs.
Research agenda for the national research programme in segregation (In Swedish with summary in English)
When working on the design of the programme, we are maintaining a dialogue with several different actors. Three advisory groups are linked to the programme:
- A programme committee with representatives from Forte, Formas and Vinnova.
- A knowledge committee with organisations that work practically on issues related to segregation.
- A reference group with active researchers in segregation.
Calls within the programme
Research projects approved
Project titles 2023
- Residential segregation, urbanization and unequal life-chances
Socioeconomic Segregation – The Impact of Neighborhoods, Schools and Policy Across the Life Course
- Disentangling segregation at different scales: The role of intergenerational transmission, household mobility and housing development
- Neighborhood and school segregation across educational careers: patterns, processes, and implications for educational inequality
- The language(s) of segregation: Interdisciplinary perspectives on spatial, social, and symbolic division in cities
Project titles 2022
- Renovation, privatisation and conversions of rental housing - what are the consequences?
- The Role of Media in School and Neighborhood Reputation Formation, and its Effect on School and Residential Segregation
- Against all Odds - successful schools in superdiverse educational contexts
- Segregation of urban amenities in Sweden
- Consequences of Becoming Classified as a Disadvantaged Neighborhood
- Integration at the Neighborhood Level: Cross-National Comparisons of Syrian Refugee Segregation
- Does increased socioeconomic segregation lead to increased political inequality?
- Still segregated? Temporal and intersectional analysis of the residential, occupational and political segregation of sexual minorities in Sweden
- How do perceptions of the city inform neighbourhood selection and housing search? A comparison of second generation migrants and natives in
Project titles 2021
- The long reach of the neighborhood: Health, education and earnings in Landskrona, Sweden, 1904-2015
- Skill formation with parenting styles and peer inputs in neighborhoods.
- Stalled integration? How experience with anti-immigrant expressions and ethnic neighbourhoods affect immigrants´ political integration
One of six national research programmes
This is one of six national research programmes for which the Swedish Research Council is responsible. The programmes are broad, ten-year initiatives aimed at coordinating research within a particular area.