Háskóli Íslands

The inhabitants of Mosfellsbær and Reykjavík


Project Fanney Þórsdóttir, Kristjana Stella Blöndal

managers:Client: Municipal Offices of Mosfellsbær

Submitted report: November 2003


Description of the study / survey

The aim of this study was twofold. First, to map out which district

Reykjavík is most similar to Mosfellsbær, what concerns the background factors of education, occupation, working hours and family income of the population. Secondly, the aim was to compare average grades of uniform examinations in Icelandic and mathematics in grades 4, 7, and 10 in compulsory school within the districts of Reykjavik, which were similar to Mosfellsbær with respect to education and work, at average grades of compulsory school in Mosfellsbær. Third, comparing the social composition of the population of Mosfellsbær during the period 1986 to 2003, and the background factors were education, occupation, working hours and family income after the years 1986-1987, 1992-1993, 1997-1998 and 2002-2003.


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