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Visible minorities` educational choices in Canada

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Paper investigates educational choices of visible minorities in Canada, educational attainment and choices over fields of study. Using 2001 Canada Census data and multinomial logistic regression, research finds that choices over level of education and field of study significantly differ among visible minorities. The choices of visible minorities’ males and females differentiate substantially; insights into visible minorities` culture and role of education might explain those differences. Mathematics, computer and physical sciences, engineering, medicine and business are among the most likely choices of Chinese, and South Asians men visible minorities. Compared to Chinese and South Asian visible minority, Black visible minority does not display the same propensity to achieve superior educational outcomes. Paper argues that research on visible minorities` culture and values could illuminate choices over education.
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