Research Summary

Socioeconomic Consequences of not Completing High School: An Analysis of Statistics Canada Data

2017

Socioeconomic Consequences of not Completing High School: An Analysis of Statistics Canada Data

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This research summary was developed by Pathways to Education.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS RESEARCH SUMMARY:

This Statistics Canada study examined the economic outcomes of young men and women, aged 25 to 34, based on the following four levels of educational attainment:

  1. No high school diploma;
  2. High school diploma;
  3. Collegiate/trade school diploma;
  4. University diploma.

To determine the outcomes the author looked at over 10 different variables related to socioeconomic status, three of which are summarized in this research summary. They are: 1) prevalence of single-parent households, 2) median income, and 3) rates of youth neither in education, employment, nor training (NEET).

The analysis of these variables showed significant differences across gender and educational attainment. Women who had not completed their high school diploma had the lowest incomes, were much more likely to be a single parent, and were less likely to be employed or pursuing education. The author also found significant gaps across educational attainment levels for Indigenous and non-Indigenous females and males.

Pathways to Education. (2017). Socioeconomic Consequences of not Completing High School: An Analysis of Statistics Canada Data. Toronto, ON: Author.

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