Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 - ARCHIVED

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Previous analysis of data from the Youth in Transition Survey showed for the first time that reading proficiency at age 15 plays a significant role in both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19. However, age 19 is still relatively early to have conclusive information on the educational outcomes of youth. This article takes advantage of more recent data from the Youth in Transition Survey to examine high school and postsecondary education outcomes for that same group of youth two years later, when they were 21 years old.

Issue Number: 2009002
Author(s): Bussière, Patrick; Knighton, Tamara
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