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Comparisons of high school equivalency and high school diplomas in NB

TitleComparisons of high school equivalency and high school diplomas in NB
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsLeonard, P., McDonald T., and Balzer A.
InstitutionNew Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
CityFredericton, NB
Abstract

Key Findings This report uses Cycle 30 (2016) of the General Social Survey (GSS) to provide descriptive statistics of labour market outcomes for individuals in New Brunswick with a high school equivalency certificate. It compares these outcomes with those of other education levels. The following results emerged: 1. Approximately 27,000 New Brunswickers reported having a high school equivalency as their highest level of education, while 157,000 reported a traditional high school diploma. Of those with a higher level of education (e.g., college diploma or university degree), there is no way to use GSS data to distinguish between those having completed a high school equivalency and those with a high school diploma. 2. 51.38% of individuals with a high school equivalency certificate were employed in the last week, which is higher than the 30.51% of individuals with less than high school education who were employed, and almost as high as the 59.94% of individuals with a high school diploma who were employed. 3. Average income for individuals with a high school equivalency certificate was $31,742.18, which is higher than $19,893.42 for individuals with less than high school education, and almost as high as $32,381.35 for individuals with a high school diploma. 4. Individuals with a lower education level are more likely to be over 65 years old and reside in rural areas than those with higher levels of education.

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