Results from the 2016 Census: Is field of study a factor in the payoff of a graduate degree?

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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 of study. The target population includes paid employees aged 30 to 59 who worked full year and full time during the year preceding the census, and whose highest educational qualification was obtained in Canada.

Issue Number: 2018001
Author(s): Wall, Katherine; Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah-Jane; Rodriguez, Carlos
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