Postsecondary enrolment by parental income: CS11-626/2017-70E-PDF

recent national and provincial trends /

"This Economic Insights article documents postsecondary enrolment rates among 19-year-olds over the 2001-to-2014 period by province of parental residence, parental income and sex. The data are drawn from the T1 Family File. Postsecondary enrolment is determined by the tuition, education and textbook credits on the personal income tax files. Parental income refers to the adult-equivalent, after-tax income of parents, expressed in 2014 constant dollars. Youth are grouped by parental income quintiles. Overall, the results suggest that the percentage of 19-year-olds enrolled in a postsecondary education program increased steadily from 2001 to 2014 among youth from all families, but particularly at the bottom of the income distribution. Enrolment rates increased faster among Eastern provinces compared to Western provinces, while young men and women both registered similar gains in enrolment rates throughout the period"--p. 1.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Postsecondary enrolment by parental income
Subtitle recent national and provincial trends /
Series Title Economic insights,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Inscription aux études postsecondaires selon le revenu parental : tendances nationales et provinciales récentes. "Release date: April 10, 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 10 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-08100-7
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-626/2017-70E-PDF
Subject Terms Postsecondary education, Parents