Educational Experiences of Albertan Youth with Income Support Activity: Child and Youth Data Laboratory (CYDL) Report for Experiences of Albertan Youth Project

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Child and Youth Data Laboratory


Child and Youth Data Laboratory: Edmonton, AB.


This report is an overview of the educational experiences of 2,445 Albertan youth (aged 18 to 24 years old) who at any point in 2008/09 received income support. Human Services provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. Client types are those with barriersto full employment and those expected to work. Youth who received income support while upgrading or training (learners) were excluded. Household types are singles or couples, with or without children. For high school students, school authority type is considered. For post‐secondary students, institution type, credential type, and enrolment status are considered. See Definitions and Notes for details. Youth were not necessarily simultaneously receiving income support and attending high school or post‐secondary institutions.

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The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research manages The Child and Youth Data Laboratory (CYDL). The CYDL links and analyses Government of Alberta administrative data to inform policy. Find out more at: