Pathways to Success - How knowledge and skills at age 15 shape future lives in Canada.
After completing compulsory education, are today’s youth equipped to participate fully in society? In 2000, Canada explored this question and launched the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), a follow-up to the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). YITS is a longitudinal study that tracks 30 000 Canadian students who took part in the PISA 2000 assessment and, with interviews every two years, follows their progress from secondary school into higher education and the labour market.
Pathways to Success is a collaborative effort between the OECD and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: The case for linking PISA with longitudinal studies
Chapter 2: PISA 2000 and the Canadian context
Chatper 3: Starting right: Canadian results from PISA 2000
Chapter 4: Decisions after school: Pathways followed by the cohort born in 1984
Chapter 5: Predicting Success: Key characteristics of youth affecting transitions to education and the labour market
Chapter 6: Acquiring human capital: The relationship of PISA reading proficiencies and the pathway to higher education
Chapter 7: Competent pathways to work: PISA scores and labour market returns
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Annex A: Countries other than Canada implementing a longitudinal research component with PISA
Annex B: Data tables and technical information
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