Philip Kelly report on Filipino youth in Canada published by IRPP

Philip F. KellyPhilip Kelly (Department of Geography) is the author of “Understanding Intergenerational Social Mobility: Filipino Youth in Canada’, a study published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy on 18 February 2014.

Using interviews with Filipino community leaders to supplement statistical data, Professor Kelly explores three factors that shape youth educational and employment trajectories. The study also includes recommendations, some of which also apply to other immigrant–background communities.

The report is based on research by Professor Kelly and his research team over the past four year as a part of a project called ‘Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada’, based at the York Centre for Asian Research. This research is supported by the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada.

The study can be accessed at:

Several media outlets reported on the findings including CBC’s Here and Now programme, CBC Yukon, CTV News and Winnipeg Free Press.