Distance education: reducing barriers - ARCHIVED

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Distance students have a relatively lower socioeconomic profile than non-distance students. They have, on average, lower incomes, less labour force experience and lower educational status than their non-distance counterparts. As well, they are more likely than non-distance students to live in rural areas, to be women, to be young and to be unmarried. Most of these characteristics are associated with a high risk for interruption of studies.

Issue Number: 1998001
Author(s): Burke, Mary Anne
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PDFAugust 12, 1998