Tuition Fees and University Participation for Youth from Low-Income Families: An Interprovincial Analysis

Policy Series, Education, Ben Eisen, Jonathan Wensveen

Ben Eisen and Jonathan Wensveen investigate the claim often made in Canada that low tuition fees lead to higher rates of university participation. The authors find that there is no positive correlation between low tuition fees and higher rates of university participation, either overall or in the specific case of young adults from low-income families.