Pathways to Success - How knowledge and skills at age 15 shape future lives in Canada


Table of contentsHow to obtain the publicationRelated documents | News release


Pages: 125
Language: English

ISBN: 978-92-64-07749-2






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
  • References
  • Annex A: Countries other than Canada implementing a longitudinal research component with PISA
  • Annex B: Data tables and technical information

How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of Pathways to Success - How Knowledge and Skills at age 15 Shape Future Lives in Canada:


Related documents

  • Les Clés de la Réussite: Impact des connaissances et compétences à l'âge de 15 ans sur le parcours des jeunes candiens
  • OECD EDU Working Paper N° 28 (In French only)
    Les compétences bien sûr, mais pas seulement: l'influence des compétences cognitives en lecture sur la participation aux études postsecondaires chez les jeunes canadiens
  • OECD EDU Working Paper N°29
    Impact of proficiency on early entrants to the labour market: Evidence from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS)
  • OECD EDU Working Paper N°30
    How does acedemic ability affect educational and labour market pathways in Canada?
  • OECD EDU Working Paper N°31
    Does reading proficiency at age 15 affect pathways through learning and work?

 News release


Documents connexes