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PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment)


Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15 year-olds which aims to assess whether students approaching the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in society.

Publications using this survey

Hillier, C., Sano Y., Zarifa D., and Haan M. (2020).  Will they stay or will they go? Examining the brain drain in Canada’s provincial north. Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue canadienne de sociologie, 57 (2), 174-196. Abstract
Lefebvre, P., and Merrigan P. (2020).  Les inégalités provinciales aux tests internationaux-nationaux de littéracie : Québec, Ontario et autres provinces canadiennes 2000-2018. CIRANO Cahier Scientifique, : Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Analyse des Organisations (CIRANO). Abstract
Baker, M., Gruber J., and Milligan K. (2018).  The long-run impacts of a universal child care program. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, ePub ahead of print, 1-44. Abstract
Foley, K. (2017).  The gender gap in university participation: What role do skills and parents play?. CLEF Working Paper Series, , JanuaryWaterloo, ON: Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF). Abstract