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June 2011

Life-path Outcomes at Age 25 Associated with Reading Ability at Age 15

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Many individuals at lower reading proficiency levels at age 15 make life-path choices that are substantively different from those at higher proficiency levels. Youth with lower reading scores at age 15 were more likely to have ended their education with high school completion or less, while those who scored at the top of the reading scale were more likely to have completed some form of postsecondary education. Among those who had completed a degree above the bachelor's level by age 25, 92% had scored at the top of the reading distribution at age 15 ...

A Glance at the Participation of Adult Workers in Formal, Job-related Training Activities or Education in 2008

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Between July 2007 and June 2008, 41% of adult workers participated in formal career- or job-related training activities or education. Female workers with a university degree had a higher participation rate than their male counterparts (59% compared to 53%). However, among workers with less than a high school education, men had a participation rate 10 percentage points higher than women (22% compared to 12%) ...


2008/2009 Youth in Transition Survey

Data from Cycle 6 of the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) are now available!
Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4435.

Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP)

Fact Sheet No. 7 (June 2011)

Spending on Postsecondary Education