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Family Background and Access to Post-secondary Education: What Happened over the 1990s?

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  • Laporte, Christine
  • Lascelles, Eric
  • Finnie, Ross

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This paper presents new evidence on the relationships between access to postsecondary education and family background. It uses the School Leavers Survey (SLS) and the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) to analyse participation rates in 1991 and 2000.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2004226e.

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Date of creation: 18 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2004226e

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Keywords: Education; training and learning; Educational attainment; Equity and inclusion; Families; households and housing; Family history; Household; family and personal income; Income; pensions; spending and wealth; Society and community; Students;

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  1. Marc Frenette, 2006. "Too Far to Go On? Distance to School and University Participation," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 31-58.
  2. Zhao, John & Lipps, Garth & Corak, Miles, 2003. "Family Income and Participation in Post-secondary Education," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2003210e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  3. Card, David, 2001. "Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Persistent Econometric Problems," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 69(5), pages 1127-60, September.
  4. Pedro Carneiro & James J. Heckman, 2002. "The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-Secondary Schooling," NBER Working Papers 9055, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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Cited by:
  1. Buly A Cardak & Chris Ryan, 2007. "Participation in Higher Education: Equity and Access: Are Equity-based Scholarships an Answer?," Working Papers 2007.03, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  2. Drolet, Marie, 2005. "Participation in Post-secondary Education in Canada: Has the Role of Parental Income and Education Changed over the 1990s?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005243e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  3. Buly A Cardak & Chris Ryan, 2006. "Why are high ability individuals from poor backgrounds under-represented at university?," Working Papers 2006.04, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  4. Frenette, Marc, 2005. "Is Post-secondary Access More Equitable in Canada or the United States?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005244e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  5. Frenette, Marc, 2005. "The Impact of Tuition Fees on University Access: Evidence from a Large-scale Price Deregulation in Professional Programs," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005263e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  6. Sen, Anindya & Clemente, Anthony, 2010. "Intergenerational correlations in educational attainment: Birth order and family size effects using Canadian data," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 147-155, February.
  7. Ritzen, Jo, 2011. "A renaissance for social mobility and its significance for the bridge towards postsecondary education," MERIT Working Papers 057, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  8. Brown, W. Mark & Newbold, Bruce & Beckstead, Desmond, 2008. "Cities and Growth: In Situ Versus Migratory Human Capital Growth," The Canadian Economy in Transition 2008019e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  9. Marc Frenette, 2008. "University Access Amid Tuition Fee Deregulation: Evidence from Ontario Professional Programs," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 34(1), pages 89-110, March.
  10. Jason Edgerton & Lance Roberts & Tracey Peter, 2013. "Disparities in Academic Achievement: Assessing the Role of Habitus and Practice," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 114(2), pages 303-322, November.

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