Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Zarifa, David, Darcy Hango and Roger Pizarro Milian. Forthcoming. “Proximity, Prosperity and Participation: Examining Access to Post-secondary Education among Youth in Canada’s Provincial North.” Rural Sociology.

Zarifa, David, and Scott Davies. Forthcoming. “Structural Stratification in Higher Education and the Recruiting of Political Elites in Eight Countries” The Sociological Forum.

Brittany Etmanski, David Walters, and David Zarifa. Forthcoming. “A Change in Plans: The Career Prospects of Recent Ph.D. Graduates in Academia.” The Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

Pizarro Milian, Roger, Scott Davies and David Zarifa. 2016. “Barriers to Differentiation: Applying Organizational Studies to Ontario Higher Education.” The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(1): 19-37.

Zarifa, David, David Walters and Brad Seward. 2015. “The Earnings and Employment Outcomes of Disabled Postsecondary Graduates in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology, 52(4): 343-376.

Davies, Scott, Vicky Maldonado, and David Zarifa. 2014. “Effectively Maintaining Inequality in Toronto? Predicting Student Choice of Ontario Universities.” Canadian Review of Sociology, 51(1): 22-53.

Wright, Laura, David Walters and David Zarifa. 2013. “Government Student Loan Default: Differences between Graduates of the Liberal Arts and Applied Fields in Canadian Colleges and Universities.” Canadian Review of Sociology, 50(1): 89-115.

Zarifa, David. 2012. “Choosing Fields in an Expansionary Era: Comparing Canada and the United States.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30(3):328-351.

Davies, Scott and David Zarifa. 2012. “The Stratification of Universities: Structural Inequality in Canada and the United States.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30(2): 143-158.

*Zarifa, David. 2012. “Persistent Inequality or Liberation from Social Origins? Determining Who Attends Graduate School in Canada’s Expanded Postsecondary System” Canadian Review of Sociology, 49(2): 109-137.

*Awarded the Canadian Review of Sociology Best Article Award for 2013 by Canadian Sociological Association

Zarifa, David. 2012. “Higher Education Expansion, Social Background and College Selectivity in the United States.” International Journal of the Sociology of Education, 1(3): 263-291.

Zarifa, David and David Walters. 2008. “Revisiting Canada’s Brain Drain: Evidence from the 2000 Cohort of Canadian University Graduates.” Canadian Public Policy, 34(3): 305-320.

Walters, David and David Zarifa. 2008. “Earnings and Employment Outcomes for Male and Female Postsecondary Graduates of Coop and Non-Coop Programmes.” Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 60(4): 377-399.

Zarifa, David and Scott Davies. 2007. “Balance of Powers: Public Opinion on Control in Education.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 32(2): 259-278.

Book Chapters

Seward, Brad, David Walters and David Zarifa. 2016. “Education-Job Mismatch among Disabled Postsecondary Graduates” in The Sociology of Education in Canada: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives, edited by Wolfgang Lehmann, Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Andersen, Robert and David Zarifa. 2012. “Academic Performance and Expectations of Canadian Students: The Role of School Disciplinary Climate” in Improving Learning Environments in School: Lessons from Abroad, edited by Richard Arum and Melissa Velez. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Zarifa, David. 2011. “Chapter 2: International Comparative Profiles of Adult Literacy” in Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). Ottawa and Paris: Statistics Canada and the OECD.

Zarifa, David and Simone Greenberg. 2011. “Chapter 3: Skills and Outcomes” in Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). Ottawa and Paris: Statistics Canada and the OECD.

Davies, Scott and David Zarifa. 2009. “Institutional Theory and the Weberian Tradition” in Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education, edited by Cynthia Rasky-Levine. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Government Reports

Zarifa, David and Greg Brown. 2017. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program (N-PREP): Preliminary Evaluation Report (2017). A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 53 Pages.

Zarifa, David and Greg Brown. 2016. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program (N-PREP): Year I Evaluation Report.” A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 98 Pages.

Zarifa, David and Greg Brown. 2016. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program (N-PREP) Stage I Evaluation Report.” A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 26 Pages.

Pizarro Milian, Roger, Scott Davies and David Zarifa. 2014. “Barriers to Differentiation: Applying Organizational Studies to Ontario Higher Education.” A Report Submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Funded by the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF). 27 pages.

Dzisah, James, David Zarifa, and Benjamin Kelly. 2012. “Leveraging of Public Investments in HERD: A Synthesis of the Triple Helix Literature.” A Knowledge Synthesis Report Submitted to SSHRC—Industry Canada. 27 pages.

Other Contributions to Collections

Zarifa, David. 2013. “School-to-Work Transitions.” In J. Ainsworth & G. Golson (Eds.), Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Davies, Scott and David Zarifa. 2008. “Higher Education.” In The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, edited by Gary McCulloch and David Crook. New York: Routledge.

Curriculum Development

Zarifa, David. 2013. “SOCI 4096/4097 Honours Thesis Guidelines“, Department of Sociology, Nipissing University (19 pages).