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La poursuite des etudes a l'age adulte et ses repercussions sur les gains au Canada


  • Palameta, Boris
  • Zhang, Xuelin


Fondee sur un echantillon tire de l'Enquete sur la dynamique du travail et du revenu (EDTR) de 1993 a 1998 et 1996 a 2001 de Statistique Canada, l'etude a permis de determiner que les travailleurs jeunes (de 17 a 34 ans) et celibataires etaient plus susceptibles que les travailleurs plus ages (de 35 a 59 ans) et maries ou divorces de poursuivre des etudes a l'age adulte et d'obtenir un certificat postsecondaire. Les travailleurs ayant un niveau de scolarite inferieur au secondaire et pouvant avoir le plus grand besoin d'augmenter leur investissement en capital humain etaient moins susceptibles de poursuivre des etudes a l'age adulte que les travailleurs ayant un diplome d'etudes secondaires ou un niveau d'etudes superieur au secondaire. L'etude montre que les travailleurs de sexe masculin qui avaient obtenu un certificat postsecondaire tout en continuant de travailler pour le meme employeur affichaient generalement des augmentations de salaire et des hausses des gains plus importantes que leurs homologues qui n'etaient pas retournes aux etudes, quel que soit l'age et le niveau de scolarite initial. En revanche, les hommes qui avaient obtenu un certificat et change d'emploi generalement n'avaient pas obtenu de rendement significatif de leur niveau de scolarite plus eleve, sauf pour les jeunes hommes (de 17 a 34 ans) chez lesquels l'obtention d'un certificat a donne un rendement plus significatif qu'ils aient change d'employeur ou continue de travailler pour le meme employeur. L'obtention d'un certificat a entraine un rendement important au chapitre des salaires et des gains pour les femmes plus agees (de 35 a 59 ans) qui ont continue de travailler pour le meme employeur et des gains salariaux significatifs pour les jeunes femmes qui ont change d'employeur.

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  • Palameta, Boris & Zhang, Xuelin, 2006. "La poursuite des etudes a l'age adulte et ses repercussions sur les gains au Canada," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 2006276f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3f:2006276f

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    Adult education and training; Education; training and learning; Labour; Outcomes of education; Wages; salaries and other earnings;

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