This project examines how a range of student, family, neighbourhood, and schooling characteristics are related to:
1) access to college and university,
2) completion of a postsecondary education (PSE) credential, and
3) labour market outcomes of students originally enrolled at the K-12 level in British Columbia (B.C.).
The study will also provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the barriers to PSE young people may face, especially those belonging to under-served groups. The intent is to provide evidence on how PSE experiences differ and contribute to later employment and labour market outcomes in order to support policies that aim to improve access to higher education, the completion of a PSE credential, and subsequent labour market outcomes.
SRDC is using data from the Education and labour Market Longitudinal Platform including: B.C. K-12 enrollment data; enrollment records from all publicly funded colleges and universities in Canada through the Postsecondary Student Information System; trades registration through the Registered Apprenticeship Information System; and student and parental tax records from the Canada Revenue Agency’s T1 Family File (T1FF). Linking these datasets together through the ELMLP generates a longitudinal data file that can identify the relationship between socioeconomic and K-12 schooling background and PSE schooling and labour market experiences and outcomes of young people who attend school at the K-12 level across B.C.
Capability: Data Sciences
Policy Area: Post-Secondary Education - Graduate Labour Market - Access and Persistence, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Students - Youth