Nipissing study examines barriers to PSE access for northern rural residents

July 17, 2018

A new study by researchers at Nipissing University has found those from the northernmost parts of Canada’s provinces face significant barriers on the road to attending postsecondary schools. “Northern, rural residents are doubly disadvantaged,” stated lead author David Zarifa. “Not only do they reside far away from colleges and universities, but their sociodemographic profiles are characterized by lower incomes and lower parental education on average, along with a host of traits known to hamper post-secondary education participation.” The study was conducted using data from Statistics Canada’s Youth in Transition Survey. Bay Today | Wiley Online Library (Study)