Do layoffs increase transitions to postsecondary education among adults?

Faced with job loss, displaced workers may choose to return to school to help them reintegrate into the labour force. Job losses in a given local labour market may also induce workers who have not yet been laid off to pre-emptively enrol in postsecondary (PS) institutions, as a precautionary measure. Combining microdata and grouped data, this study examines these two dimensions of the relationship between layoffs and PS enrolment over the 2001-to-2011 period. Using individual-level longitudinal microdata and controlling for the unobserved heterogeneity of workers in a flexible way, the study f ... Show more

Authors: Ci, Wen; Frenette, Marc; Morissette, Rene

Published: Ottawa, Ontario, Statistics Canada, 2016

Resource type: Government report or paper

Physical description: 28 p.

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