ERIC Number: ED462476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
At a Crossroads: First Results for the 18 to 20-Year-Old Cohort of the Youth in Transition Survey.
Bowlby, Jeffrey W.; McMullen, Kathryn
This report presents findings from the 2000 Youth in Transition Survey 18-20-year-old cohort, which documents Canadian youth education and labor market experiences. By age 20, most youth had graduated from high school, and 70 percent were participating in postsecondary education. Dropout rates were higher for males than females. High school graduates were more likely to have lived in two-parent families, have highly educated parents, and have higher grades. School-related reasons dominated decisions to drop out. Graduates were more likely than dropouts to have had a paid job during their senior year. Just over half of the respondents who were out of high school attended postsecondary educational institutions. More women than men were postsecondary graduates or continuers. Respondents felt most confident about their reading skills and least confident about math and computer skills, with gender differences evident. Youth generally regarded their volunteer experiences positively. Labor market patterns reflected education status. About half of postsecondary education participants attended community colleges in their fist year, while one-third attended universities. About half of respondents reported barriers to going as far in school as desired (particularly financial barriers). Students relied on many funding sources. An appendix presents survey methodology. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Planning, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Family Environment, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Graduation, High School Graduates, Housing, Job Skills, Peer Influence, Postsecondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec).; Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada