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Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada

November 2010

Trends in Dropout Rates and the Labour Market Outcomes of Young Dropouts

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Between 1990/1991 and 2009/2010, the percentage of 20 to 24 year-olds who had not completed high school and who were not in school decreased from 16.6% to 8.5%. Those rates remain higher for males compared to females and for Aboriginal youth compared to non-Aboriginal youth, but are lower among immigrant youth compared to the Canadian born ...

A Note on High School Graduation and School Attendance, by Age and Province, 2009/2010

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Differences across provinces in the 'typical' age at which students graduate from high school result in an apparent paradox: in some provinces, high school graduation rates and high school dropout rates both are low, while in others, both rates are high. Understanding interprovincial differences in how a student's high school status changes with age is key to explaining this contradiction ...