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Access to post-secondary education for student parents: Final report

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Title: Access to post-secondary education for student parents: Final report
Author: Lero, Donna S.; Smit Quosai, Trudy; van Rhijn, Tricia
Department: Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Abstract: Student parents include young parents enrolled in post‐secondary education (PSE) and adult learners who are capable of and interested in pursuing a postsecondary education. Student parents comprise approximately 14% of all students in post‐secondary programs, 17% of college students, and 11% of university students. Recent analyses of four national data sets (LFS, SLID, NGS, and YITS) provided information about this group of students. Using these analyses, we have created a profile of student parents in Canada, described participation and borrowing trends, and explored models to predict participation and retention in PSE. Potential barriers to access and persistence include time, money, access to childcare, and fit with the traditional education system, barriers may be mediated by certain social policies.
Date: 2016-06-08
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