Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [1983]

Finnie, Ross, Mueller, Richard E., Sweetman, Arthur et Usher, Alex. 2008. Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Montreal; Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
This book seeks to « [...] investigate the factors that explain why some young people enter post-secondary education and others do not. [It also seeks] [...] to better understand which youth persist in their studies and which of them drop out - and why. The findings presented in this book will therefore enrich discussions among researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners as they confront the related issues of post-secondary access and persistence. » (p. viii)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Les études regroupées dans cet ouvrage collectif se basent principalement sur les données (de 2006) du Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), enquête menée par Statistique Canada.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


« Access to post-secondary education in Canada is controversial, and the roles of factors such as student financial aid, family background, and personal aspirations remain insufficiently understood. Persistence towards graduation is even more enigmatic. Beginning with three broad overview chapters and continuing with a series of analyses on particular elements of the access and persistence dynamic, Who goes? Who stays? What matters? addresses choice, opportunity, and barriers - including financial ones - related to post-secondary participation. Contributors provide compelling insights into factors that begin to operate long before students reach the end of high school, and demonstrate the necessity of adopting policy initiatives that start early and go beyond simply making schooling affordable. With a strong empirical emphasis and based primarily on Statistics Canada’s Youth in Transition Survey, the studies in this collection make an important contribution that will inform policy discussion and decision-making in years to come. » (quatrième de couverture)

Chapitre faisant l’objet d’une fiche :
- Frenette, Marc, « Why Are Lower-Income Students Less Likely to Attend University? Evidence from Academic Abilities, Parental Influences, and Financial Constraints »