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How is variation in tuition across Canadian provinces related to university participation in the Youth in Transition Survey

TitleHow is variation in tuition across Canadian provinces related to university participation in the Youth in Transition Survey
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsJohnson, D.
Book Title{Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters?}
PublisherQueen's-McGill University Press
CityKingston, ON
Abstract

The Youth-in-Transition Survey allows identification of a decision point where a youth completing high school or CEGEP decides whether to attend university in the next academic year. The same survey identifies each point where a youth already in university continues into the next academic year or leaves without graduating. These are two aspects of university participation. There is little evidence that a higher level of tuition plays an important role in the decision by Canadian youth to immediately attend university after high school or CEGEP graduation. There is even less evidence that a higher level of tuition or a change in tuition alters the probability that a Canadian youth, once in university, leaves university without obtaining their degree. Thus any policy effort around university persistence for youth should focus on non-tuition factors and the debate around access and persistence should not focus on the level of tuition.

Document URLhttp://www.wlu.ca/documents/28974/mesa_chapter__january_26_2008___version_two_.pdf