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Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2023
Selecting a field of study is an important decision made by thousands of incoming postsecondary students each year. Numerous studies have shown that graduates from engineering, business and mathematics programs earn considerably more than their counterparts from arts and humanities. These earnings disparities may reflect differences in skills that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education
Bonikowska, Aneta; Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rapid and substantial increase in unemployment and to uncertainty about future job prospects. Despite this increased uncertainty, parents' expectations that their children will pursue postsecondary studies remained high during the lockdown--91.7% of children whose parents were surveyed in May or June 2020 were…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Postsecondary Education, Parent Attitudes
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn; Deng, Zechuan – Statistics Canada, 2020
This article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. [This article is a condensed version of a longer study: "School Closures and the Online Preparedness of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic" (ED605398).]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crisis Management, School Closing, Outcomes of Education
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn; Deng, Zechuan – Statistics Canada, 2020
This "Economic Insights" article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children. To benefit from online resources, students require access to internet-enabled devices that are suitable for learning. The article estimates the percentage of households with children under the…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, School Closing, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
Frenette, Marc; Lu, Yuqian; Chan, Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2019
The number of temporary residents that hold a postsecondary study permit in Canada has increased rapidly in recent years, going from 201,186 in 2009 to 294,020 in 2015--a 46.1% increase. The purpose of this study is to describe the postsecondary experience and early labour market outcomes of study permit holders (international students). The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Student Experience, Foreign Students
Arim, Rubab; Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
The Canadian literature on postsecondary access has identified many of its key determinants including parental education and income, academic performance, and sex. However, relatively little work has investigated the independent role of disability in postsecondary enrollment. This study fills that gap by estimating the relationship between mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers, Postsecondary Education
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
Given the time and money invested in higher education by students, parents and governments, there is considerable interest in the economic outcomes of postsecondary graduates. Most assessments of recent graduates have focused on their short-term, early labour market results. As new entrants to the labour force, recent postsecondary graduates may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Income
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
It has been well-documented that postsecondary graduates, on average, earn considerably more than others. Consequently, increasing postsecondary enrollment among youth from lower-income families--through targeted student aid or community outreach programs--may constitute an effective mechanism for promoting upward income mobility. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational Benefits, Education Work Relationship
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
Traditionally, four-year bachelor's degree programs have been available only at universities. More recently, they have been offered at some community colleges--particularly in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Using linked administrative postsecondary graduate and personal income tax data, this study finds that college bachelor's degree (CBD)…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Income
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn – Statistics Canada, 2017
This study examines the relationship between occupational skill requirements and educational attainment (the highest level completed and the field of study). Using the 2011 National Household Survey matched to data from the Occupational Information Network (which contains information on occupational skill requirements), the study uncovers many new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment, Job Skills
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2017
This "Economic Insights" article documents the characteristics of families with children under the age of 18 who hold registered education savings plan (RESP) investments. The article also examines the relationship between holding an RESP account at age 15 and postsecondary enrolment between the ages of 19 and 27. The data are drawn from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Paying for College
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2017
This "Economic Insights" article documents postsecondary enrolment rates among 19-year-olds over the 2001-to-2014 period by province of parental residence, parental income and sex. The data are drawn from the T1 Family File. Postsecondary enrolment is determined by the tuition, education and textbook credits on the personal income tax…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Family Income, Gender Differences
Ci, Wen; Frenette, Marc; Morissette, René – Statistics Canada, 2016
Faced with job loss, displaced workers may choose to return to school to help them reintegrate into the labour force. Job losses in a given local labour market may also induce workers who have not yet been laid off to pre-emptively enrol in postsecondary (PS) institutions, as a precautionary measure. Combining microdata and grouped data, this…
Descriptors: Job Layoff, Dislocated Workers, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn – Statistics Canada, 2016
This "Economic Insights" article documents age-adjusted mean earnings by detailed field of study among 25- to 54-year-old university and college graduates who worked full year, full time in 2010. The data are drawn from the 2011 National Household Survey. The results suggest that management sciences and quantitative methods graduates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Income, Education Work Relationship
Frenette, Marc; Chan, Ping Ching Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2015
This study examines the roles played by student characteristics, school resources and practices, peer effects, and province fixed effects in accounting for differences in the academic outcomes of private and public high school students. Private high school students score significantly higher than public high school students on reading,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Private Schools, High School Students
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