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PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University, & Database Coordinator

Julie is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University where she is investigating the labour market outcomes of university graduates. Specifically, her research question, “Who gets the ‘good’ jobs”, is centred on the relationship between social class – is measured both directly (socio-economic status) and indirectly (prestige) – and concerns who among them attain the “good” jobs. It also examines the relationship between smicro-level action (learning activity) and outcomes. The data is drawn from Statistics Canada’sYouth in Transition¬†Survey, which is a longitudinal survey that tracks in two year intervals the development and transitions of Canadian youth who were aged 15 in the year 2000.

Also, Julie has over ten years of experience working in the area of university institutional research and data analysis. She is currently on leave from her position as Research Officer, Office of Institutional Analysis and Research, Dalhousie University. She performs a variety of analytical and research design work, with a particular focus on student retention. Data sources are both original and secondary and derived from surveys, face-to-face interviews, and institutional records. Her work on student retention has been presented at national conferences.

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