Research project Young generations in Sweden are brought up in one of richest countries. Despite increased economic wealth a great variety of social problems raise questions for the future.The EU and OECD emphasize the importance of multilingualism for employability and frequently use the metaphor 'languages open doors'.
But what doors can languages really open? An do different languages open different doors? How do knowledge of languages relate to other subject areas? Through database studies and interviews with employers and employees we will analyze the role of eg. parents' education and income, and neighborhood for children's grades in languages and other school subjects, the role of languages for work and employability. THe results will feed into to the discussion of languages, language use, language value and multilingualism
The Swedish Research Council, 2014-2016: SEK 5,037,000