Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education (2010)

In this report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors note that in 2009, the proportion of young adults participating in formal post-secondary education rose to its highest point in Canadian history, with the increasing proportion of young people attending Canadian universities serving as the main driver for the overall increase.

The authors point to a gender gap in university attendance, noting that in 2009, 28 per cent of young women aged 20 to 24 were attending university, compared to 21 per cent of young men.

In the international context, Canada’s postsecondary participation rates for young people are very high. Canada ranks third among 24 OECD countries, behind Poland and France, for the rate at which its 20- to 24-year-olds participate in education.

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2011-09-13
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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education 2010. Web. 2 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/fs_participation/fs_participation.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2010). Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/fs_participation/fs_participation.pdf
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