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A profile of undergraduate student parents in Canada

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dc.contributor.author van Rhijn, Tricia
dc.contributor.author Smit Quosai, Trudy
dc.contributor.author Lero, Donna S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-23T15:48:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-23T15:48:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8623
dc.description.abstract Student parents are a significant minority population on Canadian post-secondary campuses. As research exploring this population has been extremely limited to date, this study provides the first national profile of Canadian student parents. We explore student parent enrolment patterns over time and examine current demographic characteristics. The data for this study were drawn from two datasets collected by Statistics Canada: the Labour Force Survey 1976–2005 and the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics 2004 cross-sectional data file. Student parents accounted for between 11% and 16% of all post-secondary enrolment between 1976 and 2005. Further analyses explore participation patterns based on type of institution (college/university), study status (full-/part-time study), age, gender, and marital status. Future research directions and implications for policies and institutional practice are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Higher Education en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject student parent en_US
dc.subject mature student en_US
dc.subject nontraditional student en_US
dc.subject post-secondary education en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.title A profile of undergraduate student parents in Canada en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
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dcterms.relation van Rhijn, T., Smit Quosai, T., & Lero, D. (2011). A profile of undergraduate students in Canada. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 41(3), 59-80.


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