ERIC Number: ED177949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Some Characteristics of Post-Secondary Students in Canada.
Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
The results of the Post-Secondary Student Survey, 1974-1975, conducted in Canada are reported. The highlights of the survey results are reported and the policy implications of the data are discussed. The survey was designed to provide detailed information on a wide range of characteristics of postsecondary students in Canada, including demographic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds; expenditures and income; and employment activities. Information presented relating to the educational characteristics of these students includes general characteristics, student choices of programs of study and of institutions, interruption of postsecondary studies, continuity of postsecondary studies, and field of study. Demographic and socioeconomic background information includes data on age structure, sex composition, marital status, dependents, parents' education, and fathers' income. Data are also provided on interprovincial mobility, type of living accommodations, intergenerational changes in language use, employment activity while in school, summer activities, years in the labor force, and employment experiences of the "stop-outs". Financial information includes data on the incidence of borrowing, the amount borrowed, applications for government-sponsored loans, and expenditures and incomes. Appendices include definitions, sampling methodology, a discussion of some of the limitations of the data, the survey questionnaire, and additional statistical tables. (SC)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Demography, Educational Background, Enrollment, Higher Education, Majors (Students), National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Mobility, Surveys
Statistics Canada, Education, Science, and Culture Div., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0T6
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.