Table A.2.3 Proportion of most important reason reported by Canadians aged 18 to 64 for not undertaking further education or training between July 2007 and June 2008

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  Total 18 to 24 year olds 25 to 64 year olds
Main reason
Couldn't find the information you were looking for 1.6 2.7 1.5
Was not sure if it was worth it 3.9 4.7 3.9
Training conflicted with your work schedule 10.9 8.9 11.1
Didn't have the prerequisites 1.1 4.7 0.7E
Family responsibilities 16.8 10.6 17.4
Lack of employer support 1.9 0.5E 2.0
Needed to work 11.9 12.5 11.9
Training was too expensive, couldn't afford the cost 10.9 19.0 10.1
Could not get a loan 0.2E 0.6E 0.2E
Training was offered at an inconvenient time 3.2 4.6 3.1
Training was offered at an inconvenient place 1.8 2.4E 1.7
Health reasons 5.2 2.2E 5.5
Lack of confidence, interest or motivation 10.8 10.3 10.8
Other 19.8 16.2 20.1
E use with caution
Source: Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS), 2008.


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