Linking K-12 education to adult outcomes

Project type: DI Program Government project

Status: Closed

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is undertaking a series of research projects to understand how a student’s experience in school (kindergarten to Grade 12) impacts their life afterwards, such as interacting with labour market programming or apprenticeship training. At a glance, the path looks different for everybody. But can a pattern be found in how students experience K-12 and their outcomes as adults? In this project, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General seek to understand population-level patterns between students’ demographics and educational experience (including academic performance and attendance) and their later-in-life outcomes, starting with time spent in the corrections system. If a pattern does emerge from the data, it may be possible for educators and policy-makers to put supports, resources and services in place to better help direct students/children to a healthier path in life, away from the criminal justice system.

The project team includes staff from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Project main contact: Brett Wilmer, Director, Education Economics Branch, Ministry of Education

Linked data sets:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General