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Gibson, Laura; Rodriguez, Carlos; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Zhao, John; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2019
Previous research has suggested that skills acquired at a young age, such as reading or math skills, may have an impact on the early labour market outcomes of individuals. In this study, tax data linked to the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to examine the association between…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Adolescents, Wages, Young Adults
Wall, Katherine; Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah-Jane; Rodriguez, Carlos – Statistics Canada, 2018
More and more Canadians are pursuing graduate studies, often to increase their chances of getting a better-paying job. Using data from the 2016 Census, this study examines the extent to which median earnings of workers with a master's degree or doctorate differ from their counterparts with a bachelor's degree, focusing on differences across fields…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Census Figures, College Students, Majors (Students)
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Gibson, Laura; Wall, Katherine; Subedi, Rajendra – Statistics Canada, 2017
Are young postsecondary graduates finding employment related to their studies? Are there opportunities for them to use the skills they have acquired by obtaining bachelor's degrees? Do women and men fare similarly? Are there differences on these dimensions whether they are 'science, technology, engineering and mathematics' (STEM) graduates or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Employment
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Gibson, Laura – Statistics Canada, 2017
Canadians complete postsecondary education for many reasons, including the desire to improve their quality of life or to pursue their passion. For many, ensuring financial security after graduation is also an important motivation. This report looks at how postsecondary education credentials pay off in earnings for working-age men and women in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Salary Wage Differentials
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Subedi, Rajendra – Statistics Canada, 2017
Young graduates from many different fields of study help ensure a prosperous future for Canada. They are those who will build and maintain a strong social infrastructure in areas such as education, communications, justice and health, alongside graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), who will advance the frontiers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), College Graduates
Rodriguez, Carlos; Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane – Statistics Canada, 2016
This study analyses trends in co-operative education (co-op) participation for graduates with a college certificate or diploma or a university bachelor's degree from 1986 to 2010 in Canada, based on data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS). Changes in co-op participation rates over time are examined, along with differences by field of study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Education, Graduate Surveys, Student Participation