Life Paths and Educational and Employment Outcomes of Disadvantaged Aboriginal Learners

  • Atlanta Sloane-Seale University of Manitoba
  • Lori Wallace University of Manitoba
  • Benjamin Levin University of Manitoba

Abstract

This paper examines the linkages between education and training and labour market outcomes. It is based on a study that sought to improve our understanding of the longer-term relationship between disadvantage and educational/economic achievements. The population used in this study, as well as in two previous studies (Cooke, Wallace, Sloane-Seale, & Levin, 2000; McClure, Wallace, Sloane-Seale, Lavallee, & Levin, 1999) comprised Manitoba adults with backgrounds of low educational achievement. The study investigated factors that help adults overcome disadvantage to become successful post-secondary learners. Specifically, the impact of agency (decisions and choices that adults make) and biography (negative and positive personal experiences) on labour force participation, income, and skill acquisition was investigated.
Published
2013-07-21
Section
Articles