If you build it, they will come: The impact of new universities on local youth - ARCHIVED

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In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, the key to equity in economic opportunity lies in equity in access to a university education. Attending university is a costly undertaking. One aspect of the costs is distance, for the many who do not live within commuting distance of a university. Using census data, a new study looks at the impact the creation of seven new universities : in British Columbia, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia : in the last 25 years has had on university attendance of local youth. The impact is positive, but not shared equally among all youth.

Issue Number: 2006005
Author(s): Zeman, Klarka
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HTMLFebruary 26, 2007