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  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2002010
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication provides a general picture of francophone literacy in Canada and discusses literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also looks at the process of producing literacy and the literacy training of francophones, while attempting to sort out the impacts that various social and cultural factors have on literacy.

    Release date: 2002-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2002001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the difference in reading performance between students in rural and urban schools. It uses data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Release date: 2002-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016236
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has devoted a considerable amount of resources in a continuous effort to improve the quality of its data. In this paper, the authors introduce and discuss the use of the cross-ratios and chi-square measures to evaluate the rationality of the data. The UCR data is used to empirically illustrate this approach.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016252
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The use of sample co-ordination in business surveys is crucial because it provides a way of smoothing out the survey burden. In many co-ordination methodologies, the random numbers representing the units are permanent and the sample selection method varies. In the microstrata methodology, however, it is the selection function that is permanent. On the other hand, random numbers are systematically rearranged between units for different co-ordination purposes: smoothing out the burden, updating panels or minimizing the overlap between two surveys. These rearrangements are made in the intersections of strata, known as microstrata. This microstrata method has good, mathematical properties and demonstrates a general approach to sample co-ordination in which births, deaths and strata changes are automatically handled. There are no particular constraints on stratification and rotation rates of panels. Two software programs have been written to implement this method and its evolutions: SALOMON in 1998, and MICROSTRAT in 2001.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016306
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The paper deals with concerns regarding the problem of automatic detection and correction of inconsistent or out-of-range data in a general process of statistical data collection. The proposed approach is capable of handling both qualitative and quantitative values. The purpose of this new approach is to overcome the computational limits of the Fellegi-Holt method, while maintaining its positive features. As customary, data records must respect a set of rules in order to be declared correct. By encoding the rules with linear inequalities, we develop mathematical models for the problems of interest. As a first relevant point, by solving a sequence of feasibility problems, the set of rules itself is checked for inconsistency or redundancy. As a second relevant point, imputation is performed by solving a sequence of set-covering problems.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020016197
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This study identifies factors that influenced Ontario Grade 3 student achievement using a reference group to assess the impact of changes in student, class and school characteristics.

    Release date: 2002-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2002164
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of the early career outcomes of recent Canadian Bachelor's level graduates by discipline based on three waves of the National Graduates Surveys, which comprise large, representative databases of individuals who successfully completed their programmes at Canadian universities in 1982, 1986, and 1990, with information gathered during interviews conducted two and five years after graduation for each group of graduates (1984/87, 1988/92, 1990/95).

    The outcomes analysed, all broken down by sex and discipline, include: the distribution of graduates by field and the percentage of female graduates; the percentage of graduates who subsequently completed another educational programme; the overall evaluation of the choice of major (would they choose it again?); unemployment rates, the percentage of workers in part-time jobs, in temporary jobs, self-employed; the job-education skill and credentials matches; earnings levels and rates of growth; and job satisfaction (earnings, overall).

    Many of the outcomes conform to expectations, typically reflecting the different orientations of the various disciplines with respect to direct career preparedness, with the professions and other applied disciplines generally characterised by lower unemployment rates, closer skill and qualification matches, higher earnings, and so on. On the other hand, while the "applied" fields also tend to perform well in terms of the "softer", more subjective measures regarding job satisfaction and the overall evaluation of the chosen programme (would the graduate choose the same major again?), the findings also indicate that graduates' assessments of their post-graduation experiences and overall evaluations of the programmes from which they graduated are based on more than simply adding up standard measures of labour market "success", with the job satisfaction scores and - perhaps most interestingly - the overall programme evaluations often departing from what the objective measures (unemployment rates, earnings levels, etc.) might have predicted. Some implications of the findings are discussed and avenues for future research are suggested.

    Release date: 2002-03-21

  • 8. Time to skill Archived
    Articles and reports: 88-003-X20020016150
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Given that science and technology skills are a high priority for maintaining Canada's competitive advantage in the new economy, the obvious question is: Where do S&T skills come from and how does Canada compare with other countries? Read the findings from a recent Statistics Canada study that examines the ins and outs of the science stream, starting in Grade 4 through to the workforce.

    Release date: 2002-02-15

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-591-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report provides a descriptive overview of the first results from the 2000 Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) for 18-20-year-olds in Canada. The YITS, developed through a partnership between Human Resources Development Canada and Statistics Canada, is a longitudinal survey designed to collect a broad range of information on the education and labour market experiences of youth.

    This report provides new information on high school dropout rates as of December 1999 and compares high school graduates and dropouts on a number of dimensions, including family background, parental education and occupation, engagement with school, working during high school, peer influence, and educational aspirations. This report also provides a first look at pathways followed by young people once they are no longer in high school, including their participation in post-secondary education, employment status, self-assessed skills levels, and barriers to post-secondary education.

    Release date: 2002-01-23

  • Table: 81-590-X2000001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort among member countries of the OECD, designed to assess, on a regular basis, the achievement of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy through a common international test.

    This report presents initial results for Canada, Canadian provinces and selected countries from PISA 2000. Reading literacy is the major focus of PISA 2000, with mathematical and scientific literacy as minor domains.

    This report also includes results from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), a Canadian longitudinal survey designed to examine the patterns of, and influences on, major transitions in young people's lives, particularly with respect to education, training and work.

    Thirty-two countries participated in PISA 2000. In Canada, approximately 30,000 15-year-old students from more than 1,000 schools participated.

    Release date: 2002-01-03
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  • Table: 81-590-X2000001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort among member countries of the OECD, designed to assess, on a regular basis, the achievement of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy through a common international test.

    This report presents initial results for Canada, Canadian provinces and selected countries from PISA 2000. Reading literacy is the major focus of PISA 2000, with mathematical and scientific literacy as minor domains.

    This report also includes results from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), a Canadian longitudinal survey designed to examine the patterns of, and influences on, major transitions in young people's lives, particularly with respect to education, training and work.

    Thirty-two countries participated in PISA 2000. In Canada, approximately 30,000 15-year-old students from more than 1,000 schools participated.

    Release date: 2002-01-03
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  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2002010
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication provides a general picture of francophone literacy in Canada and discusses literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also looks at the process of producing literacy and the literacy training of francophones, while attempting to sort out the impacts that various social and cultural factors have on literacy.

    Release date: 2002-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2002001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the difference in reading performance between students in rural and urban schools. It uses data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Release date: 2002-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016236
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has devoted a considerable amount of resources in a continuous effort to improve the quality of its data. In this paper, the authors introduce and discuss the use of the cross-ratios and chi-square measures to evaluate the rationality of the data. The UCR data is used to empirically illustrate this approach.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016252
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The use of sample co-ordination in business surveys is crucial because it provides a way of smoothing out the survey burden. In many co-ordination methodologies, the random numbers representing the units are permanent and the sample selection method varies. In the microstrata methodology, however, it is the selection function that is permanent. On the other hand, random numbers are systematically rearranged between units for different co-ordination purposes: smoothing out the burden, updating panels or minimizing the overlap between two surveys. These rearrangements are made in the intersections of strata, known as microstrata. This microstrata method has good, mathematical properties and demonstrates a general approach to sample co-ordination in which births, deaths and strata changes are automatically handled. There are no particular constraints on stratification and rotation rates of panels. Two software programs have been written to implement this method and its evolutions: SALOMON in 1998, and MICROSTRAT in 2001.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016306
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The paper deals with concerns regarding the problem of automatic detection and correction of inconsistent or out-of-range data in a general process of statistical data collection. The proposed approach is capable of handling both qualitative and quantitative values. The purpose of this new approach is to overcome the computational limits of the Fellegi-Holt method, while maintaining its positive features. As customary, data records must respect a set of rules in order to be declared correct. By encoding the rules with linear inequalities, we develop mathematical models for the problems of interest. As a first relevant point, by solving a sequence of feasibility problems, the set of rules itself is checked for inconsistency or redundancy. As a second relevant point, imputation is performed by solving a sequence of set-covering problems.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020016197
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This study identifies factors that influenced Ontario Grade 3 student achievement using a reference group to assess the impact of changes in student, class and school characteristics.

    Release date: 2002-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2002164
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of the early career outcomes of recent Canadian Bachelor's level graduates by discipline based on three waves of the National Graduates Surveys, which comprise large, representative databases of individuals who successfully completed their programmes at Canadian universities in 1982, 1986, and 1990, with information gathered during interviews conducted two and five years after graduation for each group of graduates (1984/87, 1988/92, 1990/95).

    The outcomes analysed, all broken down by sex and discipline, include: the distribution of graduates by field and the percentage of female graduates; the percentage of graduates who subsequently completed another educational programme; the overall evaluation of the choice of major (would they choose it again?); unemployment rates, the percentage of workers in part-time jobs, in temporary jobs, self-employed; the job-education skill and credentials matches; earnings levels and rates of growth; and job satisfaction (earnings, overall).

    Many of the outcomes conform to expectations, typically reflecting the different orientations of the various disciplines with respect to direct career preparedness, with the professions and other applied disciplines generally characterised by lower unemployment rates, closer skill and qualification matches, higher earnings, and so on. On the other hand, while the "applied" fields also tend to perform well in terms of the "softer", more subjective measures regarding job satisfaction and the overall evaluation of the chosen programme (would the graduate choose the same major again?), the findings also indicate that graduates' assessments of their post-graduation experiences and overall evaluations of the programmes from which they graduated are based on more than simply adding up standard measures of labour market "success", with the job satisfaction scores and - perhaps most interestingly - the overall programme evaluations often departing from what the objective measures (unemployment rates, earnings levels, etc.) might have predicted. Some implications of the findings are discussed and avenues for future research are suggested.

    Release date: 2002-03-21

  • 8. Time to skill Archived
    Articles and reports: 88-003-X20020016150
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Given that science and technology skills are a high priority for maintaining Canada's competitive advantage in the new economy, the obvious question is: Where do S&T skills come from and how does Canada compare with other countries? Read the findings from a recent Statistics Canada study that examines the ins and outs of the science stream, starting in Grade 4 through to the workforce.

    Release date: 2002-02-15

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-591-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report provides a descriptive overview of the first results from the 2000 Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) for 18-20-year-olds in Canada. The YITS, developed through a partnership between Human Resources Development Canada and Statistics Canada, is a longitudinal survey designed to collect a broad range of information on the education and labour market experiences of youth.

    This report provides new information on high school dropout rates as of December 1999 and compares high school graduates and dropouts on a number of dimensions, including family background, parental education and occupation, engagement with school, working during high school, peer influence, and educational aspirations. This report also provides a first look at pathways followed by young people once they are no longer in high school, including their participation in post-secondary education, employment status, self-assessed skills levels, and barriers to post-secondary education.

    Release date: 2002-01-23
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