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ERIC Number: ED480577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Employment Outcomes of Community College Equity Group Graduates.
Goho, James; Blackman, Ashley
This study examines whether equity graduates (Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities) of Canadian community colleges achieve employment outcomes that are equivalent with non-equity graduates. There appear to be differences in employment rates and earnings of Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal people, of men compared to women, of workers of color compared to other Canadians, and persons with disabilities compared to non-disabled. The researchers examined whether these disparities occur in the school to work transition period. The authors used a comprehensive Western Canadian community college for this study. The college had about 6,500 students enrolled in regular, full-time programs, and part-time and distance education enrollment of about 24,000 during the 2001-02 academic year. The study used two major sources of data: (1) an annual survey of graduates; and (2) institutional data on the characteristics of survey respondents. The students graduated during the 1999-2000 academic year. A total 1,041 out of 1,606 graduates responded, for a response rate of 65%. Women graduates were more likely to be employed (93%), but they were also more likely to work in part-time positions. Equity group members had lower employment rates. Older equity graduates had the least success in achieving employment. (Contains 10 tables, 2 figures, and 43 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada