Aiming high: Educational aspirations of visible minority immigrant youth - ARCHIVED

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Studies of the postsecondary attainment of young adults are informative, but it is also useful to examine the educational aspirations of teenagers. Such studies profile the value placed on different types of formal education by youth as well as perceived opportunities for upward occupational mobility. This article explores the educational aspirations of 15-year-old visible minority immigrant students and compares them with those of Canadian-born youth who are not part of a visible minority group. It then identifies the most important factors that explain the large ethnocultural differences in university aspirations.

Issue Number: 2005003
Author(s): Krahn, Harvey; Taylor, Alison

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFDecember 6, 2005