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ERIC Number: ED508126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 73
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1001-4015-5
ISSN: ISSN-1711-831X
Lifelong Learning among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey
Knighton, Tamara; Hujaleh, Filsan; Iacampo, Joe; Werkneh, Gugsa
Statistics Canada
This report is based on the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS), which was undertaken by Statistics Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The ASETS brings together three previous education surveys that covered specific population groups: (1) the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP), which focused on 0 to 18 year olds; (2) the Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey (PEPS), which focused on 18 to 24 year olds; and (3) the Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS), which focused on 25 to 65 year olds. While these three surveys examined specific facets of Canadian's educational experience, their integration in the ASETS allows for a more holistic approach to collecting information on participation in and financing of education and training in Canada. While the ASETS can be used to undertake the same research as the PEPS, AETS and SAEP, it can also be used to address additional research not previously possible. This report presents an overview of the first findings from the ASETS and consists of four sections. Section 1 explores participation in education and training among Canadians aged 18 to 64. Section 2 explores the proportion of Canadians aged 18 to 64 who had unmet training needs and the reasons why Canadians did not pursue further education or training. Section 3 explores the costs associated with education and training and the sources of funding used to finance education programs. Section 4 shifts to the next generation of learners (0 to 17 years) and examines the proportion of children whose parents save and plan for their future postsecondary studies. Tables are appended. A cumulative index is also included. (Contains 22 charts, 23 tables and 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Division
Identifiers - Location: Canada