The Effects of Family Income, Parental Education and Other Background Factors on Access to Post‐Secondary Education in Canada: Evidence from the YITS

  title={The Effects of Family Income, Parental Education and Other Background Factors on Access to Post‐Secondary Education in Canada: Evidence from the YITS},
  author={Ross E. Finnie and Richard E. Mueller},
  journal={Social Sciences Education eJournal},
This paper exploits the unprecedented rich information available in the Canadian Youth in Transition Survey, Sample A (YITS‐A) to investigate issues related to access to postsecondary education (PSE). The questions we ask are basically two‐fold: i) What are the various influences on access to PSE of an individual’s background, including more traditional measures such as family income and parental education, as well as a broader set of measures such as high school grades, social/academic… 

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