Persistence and academic success in university


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Author: Dooley, Martin D.; Payne, A. Abigail; Robb, A. Leslie


We use a unique set of linked administrative data sets to explore the determinants of persistence and academic success in university. The explanatory power of high school grades greatly dominates that of other variables such as university program, gender, and neighbourhood and high school characteristics. Indeed, high school and neighbourhood characteristics, such as average standardized test scores for a high school or average neighbourhood income, have weak links with success in university.

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Subjects: Students; Statistics; Providers of education and training; Participation; Culture and society; Secondary education; Outcomes

Keywords: Data analysis; University; Academic persistence; Academic achievement; Community

Geographic subjects: North America; Canada

Published: [Vancouver, British Columbia]: Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network, 2012

Physical description: [47] p.

Access item: Working Paper no. 94 - Dooley, Payne and Robb.pdf

Series: CLSRN working paper; no. 94

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 111.386

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