Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Hillier, Cathlene, Yujiro Sano, David Zarifa, and Michael Haan. 2020. “Will They Stay or Will They Go? Examining the Brain Drain in Canada’s Provincial North?” Canadian Review of Sociology. DOI.

Pizarro Milian, Roger, David Zarifa, and Brad Seward. 2020. “Differentiation Policy and Access to Higher Education in Northern Ontario, Canada: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences.” The Northern Review. DOI.

Pizarro Milian, Roger, David Zarifa, and Brad Seward. 2020. “Paying Back Student Loans: Demographic, Human Capital and Other Correlates of Default and Repayment Difficulty.” Higher Education Quarterly. DOI.

David Walters, David Zarifa, and Brittany Etmanski. 2020. “Employment in Academia: To What Extent Are Recent Doctoral Graduates of Various Fields of Study Obtaining Permanent Versus Temporary Academic Jobs in Canada?” Higher Education Policy. DOI.

Hango, Darcy, David Zarifa, Roger Pizarro Milian and Brad Seward. 2019. “Roots and STEMS? Examining Field of Study Choices Among Northern and Rural Youth in Canada.” Studies in Higher Education. DOI.

Zarifa, David, Brad Seward and Roger Pizarro Milian. 2019. “Location, location, location: Examining the Rural-Urban Skills Gap in Canada.” The Journal of Rural Studies, 72: 252-263. DOI.

Zarifa, David, Jeannie Kim, Brad Seward and David Walters. 2018. “What’s Taking You So Long? Examining the Effects of Social Class on Completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Four Years.” Sociology of Education, 91(4):290-322. DOI.

Zarifa, David, and Scott Davies. 2018. “Structural Stratification in Higher Education and the Recruiting of Political Elites in Eight Countries.” The Sociological Forum, 33(4):974-999. DOI.

Zarifa, David, Darcy Hango and Roger Pizarro Milian. 2018. “Proximity, Prosperity and Participation: Examining Access to Post-secondary Education among Youth in Canada’s Provincial North.” Rural Sociology, 83(2): 270-314. DOI.

Etmanski, Brittany, David Walters, and David Zarifa. 2017. “A Change in Plans: The Career Prospects of Recent Ph.D. Graduates in Academia.” The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 47(3): 152–169. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

*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. DOI.

*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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.

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

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

David Zarifa, Yujiro Sano and Cathlene Hillier. 2020. Transfer Pathways among Ontario Colleges and Universities: The Magnitude of Postsecondary Transfer Types and the Characteristics of Those Who Transfer. Toronto: Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer. 34 Pages.

Pizarro Milian, Roger, Brad Seward, David Zarifa, and Scott Davies. 2019. Skills, Signals and Labour Market Outcomes: An Analysis of the 2012 Longitudinal and International Study of Adults. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. 25 Pages. DOI.

Zarifa, David and G. Brown. 2018. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program(N-PREP): Year 3 Evaluation Report.” A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 154 Pages.

Zarifa, David and G. Brown. 2018. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program (N-PREP): Preliminary Evaluation Report (2018).” A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 64 Pages.

Zarifa, David and Greg Brown. 2017. “Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program(N-PREP): Year 2 Evaluation Report.” A Report Submitted to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and Canadore College. 121 Pages.

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. 2019. “School Transitions” in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition. Edited by George Ritzer. United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

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. DOI.

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

McMaster, Megan and David Zarifa. 2018. “Graduate Handbook: MA in Sociology, Applied Social Research”, Department of Sociology, Nipissing University (24 pages).

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