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Van Bussel, Melissa; Fecteau, Eric – Statistics Canada, 2022
This fact sheet explores the association between parental income and the pathways of young adults in postsecondary education for students who began their studies in the 2012/2013 academic year. Students from low-income families have previously been shown to have lower rates of educational access and attainment. This fact sheet focuses on…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Educational Indicators, Graduation Rate, College Students
Turcotte, Martin – Statistics Canada, 2020
Using integrated 2006 and 2016 census data, this study examines the education and labour market integration outcomes of a recent cohort of young Black Canadians. Specifically, this study examines the link between the characteristics of the youth and their families when they were living with their parents (in 2006), and their education and labour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Youth, Educational Attainment
Turcotte, Martin – Statistics Canada, 2019
In Canada, one of the objectives of immigration policies is to promote Canada's economic growth and prosperity. In light of this objective, education plays an important role in the selection process for prospective immigrants, meaning that many immigrants have postsecondary qualifications. This summary highlights results from a larger report that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Immigrants, Economic Development
Turcotte, Martin – Statistics Canada, 2019
Using integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines the educational and labour market outcomes of a cohort of immigrant children aged 9 to 17 years in 2006. In this study, the results of the children of immigrants from various regions of origin are compared with those of children of Canadian-born parents. [For the summary…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Adolescents, Educational Attainment
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
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, 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
Hou, Feng; Bonikowska, Aneta – Statistics Canada, 2016
It has been well documented that the children of immigrants in Canada outperform their peers with Canadian-born parents in educational attainment, and that the two groups have similar labour market outcomes. However, large variations by ethnicity or source country exist among the children of immigrants. This study examines the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Employment
LaRochelle-Côté, Sébastien; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2016
Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Adults, Foreign Countries
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
Frenette, Marc; Chan, Ping Ching Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2015
In Canada, about 6% of 15-year-olds attend a private school. Although some provincial governments subsidize a portion of the costs, parents must still pay for their child to attend. Differences in the academic outcomes of children who attend public and private schools continue to attract public attention. A central issue is the extent to which…
Descriptors: High School Students, Private Schools, Educational Opportunities, Outcomes of Education