At a Crossroads: First Results for the 18 to 20 Year-Old Cohort of the Youth in Transition Survey
Référence bibliographique 
Bowlby, Jeffrey W. et McMullen, Kathryn. 2002. At a Crossroads: First Results for the 18 to 20 Year-Old Cohort of the Youth in Transition Survey. Hull / Ottawa: Développement des ressources humaines et Statistique Canada.
Intentions : « The broad objectives of the Youth and transition survey are as follows: 1. To examine key transitions in the lifes of youths [...]; 2. To better understand educationnal and labour market pathways and the factors influencing them; 3. To identify the educational and occupational pathways that provide a smoother transition to the labour market; 4. To examine the incidence, influencing factors, effects of leaving school and characteristics of students leaving school before graduating; 5. To understand the impact of school effects on educational and occupational outcomes; 6. To examine the contribution of work experience programs, part-time jobs, and volunteer activities to skill development and transitions to the labour market; 7. To study the attitudes, behaviours, and skills of young people entering the labour market; 8. To gain a better understanding of the determinants of post-secondary entry and post-secondary retention, including educational financing; 9. To better understand the role of education and labour market aspirations and expectations for investment in further education and career choice; and 10. To explore the educational and occupational pathways of various sub-groups, particularly ’ youth at risk’. » (pp. 20-21)
Échantillon/Matériau : 23 592 participants
Instruments : Youth and transition survey (élaboré pour les fins de ce sondage) Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« This report presents findings from the 2000 Youth in Transition Survey 18-20-year-old cohort, which documents Canadian youth education and labor market experiences. By age 20, most youth had graduated from high school, and 70 percent were participating in postsecondary education. Dropout rates were higher for males than females. High school graduates were more likely to have lived in two-parent families, have highly educated parents, and have higher grades. School-related reasons dominated decisions to drop out. Graduates were more likely than dropouts to have had a paid job during their senior year. Just over half of the respondents who were out of high school attended postsecondary educational institutions. More women than men were postsecondary graduates or continuers. Respondents felt most confident about their reading skills and least confident about math and computer skills, with gender differences evident. Youth generally regarded their volunteer experiences positively. Labor market patterns reflected education status. About half of postsecondary education participants attended community colleges in their fist year, while one-third attended universities. About half of respondents reported barriers to going as far in school as desired (particularly financial barriers). Students relied on many funding sources. An appendix presents survey methodology. » (provenance : http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/81-591-XIE/81-591-XIE00001.pdf)