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ERIC Number: EJ864455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
The Determinants of University Participation in Canada (1977-2003)
Christofides, Louis N.; Hoy, Michael; Yang, Ling
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v39 n2 p1-24 Jun 2009
The decision to attend university is influenced by a large set of factors, ranging from economic considerations that affect affordability to family characteristics such as parental education levels. We examine the relationship between university participation and various economic and non-economic variables over the past twenty-five years in Canada. We quantify the importance of the various factors in the data sets available to us in order to understand trends in university participation and, in particular, to take account of the increasingly greater propensity of young women than men to attend university. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables and 19 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada