Youth Labour Force Participation: 2008 to 2014 - ARCHIVED

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In this Economic Insights article, the decline in the youth labour force participation rate from 2008 to 2014 is decomposed, in an accounting framework, into components attributable to changes in school enrolment and in students’ and non-students’ labour force participation. The data are analyzed by sex, province and immigrant status. Changes in the composition of youth not in the labour force by student status and type of education pursued are also examined, as are changes in the percentage of youth who are neither in the labour force nor enrolled in full-time studies. The analysis is based on Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey from 1976 to 2014.

Issue Number: 2015052
Author(s): Bernard, André

Main Product: Economic Insights

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