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This research was financed by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation and the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET). The authors gratefully acknowledge the extensive assistance provided by the Centre for Education Statistics at Statistics Canada, with special thanks going to Francois Nault and Kathleen Trudeau, and to Martin St. Pierre for his work on the construction of the longitudinal PSIS. Helpful comments regarding the data and analysis were provided by institutional research officers and by Dawn Gordon of the MPHEC and Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal of HRSDC. The authors also wish to acknowledge the extremely professional management of the project on the part of Diane Haché and Charles Ayles of CAMET, Noel Baldwin of the Foundation, and Richard Wiggers of the Government of New Brunswick. Special thanks go to Francois Nault and Richard Wiggers for making the project go forward at its most critical junctures. The paper has significantly benefited from comments received on earlier drafts from Noel Baldwin, Richard Wiggers, and various provincial representatives. The authors assume complete responsibility for the analysis presented below and the opinions expressed therein, which do not reflect the views of Statistics Canada, CAMET, or the Foundation.

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© Minister of Industry, 2009

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Catalogue no. 81-595-M no. 72

Frequency: Occasional

ISBN: 978-1-100-11812-3

ISSN: 1711-831X