2007, English edition: Why are youth from lower-income families less likely to attend university? [electronic resource] : evidence from academic abilities parental influences, and financial constraints / by Marc Frenette. Frenette, Marc.

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Physical Description
  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
Published
  • Ottawa : Business and Labour Market Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, 2007.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Why are youth from lower-income families less likely to attend university? : evidence from academic abilities parental influences, and financial constraints /​ by Marc Frenette.
Also Titled
  • Youth Transition Survey (YITS)
  • Statistics Canada (English)
Creator
  • Frenette, Marc.
Other Creators
  • Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Statistics Canada. Business and Labour Market Analysis Division.
  • Government of Canada.
Published
  • Ottawa : Business and Labour Market Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, 2007.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description
  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
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Summary
  • In this study, I use new Canadian data containing detailed information on academic abilities, parental influences, financial constraints, and other socio-economic background characteristics of youth to try to account for the large gap in university attendance across the income distribution. I find that 96% of the total gap in university attendance between youth from the top and bottom income quartiles can be accounted for by differences in observable characteristics. Differences in long-term factors such as standardized test scores in reading obtained at age 15, school marks reported at age 15, parental influences, and high-school quality account for 84% of the gap. In contrast, only 12% of the gap is related to financial constraints. Similar results hold across different income quartiles and when I use standardized test scores in mathematics and science. However, reading scores account for a larger proportion of the gap than other test scores.
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 15, 2007).
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
  • Available also in French under title: Pourquoi les jeunes provenant de familles à plus faible revenu sont-ils moins susceptibles de fréquenter l'université? analyse fondée sur les aptitudes aux études l'influence des parents et les contraintes financières.
Language
  • English
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