New study finds some benefits to postponing PSE

January 7, 2008

A new study by Statistics Canada and CPRN, based on 2004 YITS data, concludes that it does not matter when you complete PSE, so long as you follow through once you start.  The study compared "non-gappers" (direct from high school) and "gappers" (those that took more than 4 months off after high school), and found the highest employment rates among those who pursued college (either directly or after a gap), and those who pursued university after a gap.  Students who pursued university directly from high school had a slightly lower employment rate, but higher weekly earnings.