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Karin Lindsjö

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Karin started her PhD-candidate in January 2010 and due to two maternity leave Karin hope to be finished in 2016. Before starting her PhD she worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina for four years in various projects related to education, women and internal refugees.

Karins main interest within Human Geography is Development Geography and especially education and rural-urban diversities. 

Current research project

Within Karins research she is interested in how formal education is perceived by parents and teachers depending on geographical context, in quality of education and if Skipped Generation Households have a different perception of education. 

Karins Research is carried out in rural and urban setting in Iringa region, Tanzania. The region is affected by the ongoing AIDS epidemic in Africa and thus many Skipped Generation Households are found here. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be used in data collecting. 

The collected data will link to a theoretical framework of rural-urban livelihoods and social justice and capabilities approach.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


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