Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development Among Indigenous Peoples

9 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2017

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Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Parisa Mahboubi

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: September 6, 2017

Abstract

Closing the skills gap between working-age Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is essential for the economic success of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development among Indigenous Peoples,” authors Parisa Mahboubi and Colin Busby find both progress and challenges in the adult skills development attained by off-reserve Indigenous people, particularly among those without a high-school education, and recommend solutions.

Keywords: Education, Skills and Labour Market

JEL Classification: I2; J1; J2

Suggested Citation

Busby, Colin and Mahboubi, Parisa, Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development Among Indigenous Peoples (September 6, 2017). C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 264. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037188 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3037188

Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Parisa Mahboubi

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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