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The authors wish to thank all those involved in the development and production of the Youth in Transition Survey at Statistics Canada (STC) and Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).

The assistance of many people was invaluable to the production of this research paper. Our thanks go to those in the Centre for Education Statistics and to the policy research group of the Learning Policy Directorate of HRSDC for their contributions, feedback and suggestions. Special thanks go to Lorraine Johnson who produced all the tables used in the analysis and all the other YITS team members in the Special Surveys Division of Statistics Canada.

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Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada.

© Minister of Industry, 2008

Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement.

Catalogue no. 81-598-M

Frequency: Occasional

ISBN : 978-1-100-10901-5

ISSN : 1711-831X