Participation in Postsecondary Education: Evidence from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics - ARCHIVED

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This report builds on previous research examining the role of family income in postsecondary education. The paper attempts to address three broad questions using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). First, has the postsecondary education participation pattern changed in the recent past either for college and university participation, or for youth of various backgrounds? Second, how are the socio-economic factors related to postsecondary participation? Does the impact of socio-economic factors differ for college and university participation? Thirdly, for those who did pursue postsecondary education, which factors are more important in the choice of institution - university versus college?

Issue Number: 2005036
Author(s): Jimmo, Vicki; Rahman, Atiq; Situ, Jerry
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PDFOctober 17, 2005