Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success

Educational attainment is becoming increasingly important, relative to other factors, in shaping young people's life chances. Graduating from high school is widely recognized as a first necessary stepping stone to getting the knowledge and skills necessary to reap the benefits of rewarding work in today's economy. Knowing why people fail to complete high school and documenting the experience of those who drop out will help to identify ways to make school more attractive. Relevant research questions to explore include:

  • What factors affect the decision to drop out of high school?
  • What are the labour market experiences in Canada and other countries of young adults [aged 20 to 24] with low levels of educational attainment?
  • What early interventions [e.g., in primary years] are associated with improved chances of completing high school and participation in post-secondary education?
  • To what extent does school-based work experience facilitate transition to the workplace?



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Time to Let Aboriginal Youth Shape Their Future Commentary 10 Sep 2009
Pathways for First Nation and Métis Youth in the Oil Sands Research Report 16 Apr 2009
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: A Synthesis Report Research Report 2 Sep 2008
Connecting Supply and Demand in Canada's Youth Labour Market Research Report 17 Apr 2008
Implementing the School-to-Work Transition in Québec Research Report 13 Mar 2008
From School to the Labour Market in Québec: Analysis of Student Trajectories in Terms of Previous Learning Path and Early Labour Market Experience Research Report 31 Jan 2008
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 29 Nov 2007
Education-to-Labour Market Pathways of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Youth in Transition Survey Research Report 1 Nov 2007
Trading Up – High School and Beyond: Five Illustrative Canadian Case Studies Research Report 31 May 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 24 May 2007
The Labour Crunch: Waste Not, Want Not Policy Briefs 19 Apr 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: An Overview of High School Initiatives Research Report 5 Apr 2007
Le décrochage scolaire : Perspective internationale et pistes de réflexion de politiques Presentation 7 Dec 2006
Canada's Young Drop-outs – What Needs to be Done Policy Briefs 30 Nov 2006
Pathways of Alberta Youth through the Post-secondary System into the Labour Market, 1996-2003 Research Report 16 Nov 2006
Career Development Services for Canadian Youth: Access, Adequacy and Accountability Research Report 6 Jul 2006
Human Capital Development and Education Research Report 30 Jun 2006
Human Capital Development and the Frontiers of Research in the Sociology of Education Research Report 30 Jun 2006
Human Capital, Civic Engagement and Political Participation: Turning Skills and Knowledge into Engagement and Action Research Report 30 Jun 2006
Networking, Clusters and Human Capital Development Research Report 30 Jun 2006
Skills and Knowledge for Canada's Future: Seven Perspectives - Towards an Integrated Approach to Human Capital Development - Overview Research Report 30 Jun 2006
Snapshots and Trends in Human Capital Development Presentation 30 Jun 2006
The Effects of Deficits in Health Status in Childhood and Adolescence on Human Capital Development in Early Adulthood Research Report 30 Jun 2006
The Impact of Education on Economic and Social Outcomes: An Overview of Recent Advances in Economics Research Report 30 Jun 2006
From Education to Work: A Difficult Transition for Young Adults with Low Levels of Education Presentation 11 Nov 2005
Without a Paddle: What to do About Canada's Young Drop-outs Research Report 14 Oct 2005
Without a Paddle: What to do About Canada's Young Drop-outs - Provincial/Regional Statistical Figures and Tables: Supplement Research Report 14 Oct 2005
From Education to Work: A Difficult Transition for Young Adults with Low Levels of Education Research Report 2 Jun 2005
The Quality of Public Education in Canada - Measuring Success Other 9 May 2003