Research Summary

Differences in Earning Potential Across Educational Attainment Groups

2016

Differences in Earning Potential Across Educational Attainment Groups

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In this study, researchers at Statistics Canada explore the economic benefits gained by Canadian youth (aged 25-34) across three educational attainment groups: those with a high school diploma, college graduates (not including trade schools or apprenticeships), and those with university degrees. Using data from the 2006 and 2011 Canadian Census, researchers found that those with university degrees earned significantly more than those with a high school diploma. They also examined salary gains by gender and found that, while educational attainment translates into higher overall salaries for both sexes, a large gap persists between men and women. Lastly, they found that higher educational attainment translates into an increased likelihood of being employed in full-time work.

Pathways to Education. (2016). Differences in Earning Potential Across Educational Attainment Groups. Toronto, ON: Author.

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