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Qui poursuit des etudes superieures? L'incidence directe et indirecte des antecedents familiaux sur l'acces aux etudes postsecondaires

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  • Finnie, Ross
  • Lascelles, Eric
  • Sweetman, Arthur

Le present document de recherche revele que les antecedents familiaux (niveau de scolarite des parents, type de famille, ethnicite, lieu de residence) exercent des effets importants, directs et indirects, sur la participation aux etudes postsecondaires. Les effets indirects des antecedents s'exercent par le biais d'un ensemble de variables intermediaires representant les resultats en matiere d'etudes secondaires ainsi que les attitudes et les comportements connexes. Dans l'ensemble, la forte proportion de l'effet des antecedents familiaux qui s'exerce indirectement indique que la periode de la vie precedant celle ou le financement des etudes postsecondaires et les enjeux connexes deviennent importants est cruciale pour un acces equitable et efficace aux etudes postsecondaires. Ces resultats sont fondes sur deux mesures de l'acces a l'education selon le sexe (

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques in its series Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche with number 2005237f.

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Date of creation: 18 Jan 2005
Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3f:2005237f
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