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- If a child is doing well in high school, then
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- Parental education is much more important than how much
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University grads beget
By ALLISON DUNFIELD
The Globe and Mail
If a child's parents went to university or college,
there is a strong likelihood that the child will also go on to postsecondary
education, a new Statistics Canada report says.
Participation in university, especially, is "strongly influenced by the
education level of parents and other family background characteristics," the
report, examining the effects of parents' higher education on their children's
postsecondary participation, said.
Ross Finnie, a professor at the school of policy studies at Queen's University
in Kingston, Ont., and one of the report's authors, said the study showed both a
direct link to whether a child's parents went to university and their own
experience, as well as an indirect link.
"The second part of it is, a lot of that influence is through high school
outcomes [ie. grades] and attitudes and the other, early influences that
determine whether or not individuals go on to post-secondary," he said Tuesday
upon release of the report.
"If someone's doing well in high school, then there's a
very good chance...they're going to go on to university," Prof.
Thus, the study has a policy implication because these factors emerge early, he
said--while a student is still in school. If policy makers want to change the
postsecondary outcome in Canada, they must go after the problem earlier, he
One of the more surprising factors was that income level seems to be less of a
determining factor in whether a child goes on to university than whether his or
her parents went to university, although that was not the main focus of the
"Parental education is much more important than how
much money your family has. Education seems to transmit a will to go...and once
that is transmitted, the money matters less," Prof. Finnie said.
The study cites a number of other recent reports, including one that found
"inherited intellectual capital," has a strong effect on children.
There are several examples of children being strongly influenced by their
parents' postsecondary attendance in the study.
Each additional year that parents took some form of postsecondary education
increased the likelihood of university attendance by as much as five percentage
points, the report found.
And fathers' education seems to have a much greater effect on sons than on
daughters. Prof. Finnie said that the explanation is likely to do with "some
sort of role-modelling, sex specific influence going on which is kind of
By sex, the study found, the university attendance rates for those whose parents
have a high school diploma are 29 per cent for men and 37 per cent for women.
Those percentages increased for children whose parents went on to university,
the study found. Fifty-three per cent of men went on to post-secondary
education, as compared with 65 per cent of women.
The Statscan report also looked at the type of family a child came from and how
that influenced their education.
The authors found that those from two-parent families were approximately 25 per
cent more likely to attend some form of higher education than those from
By ethnicity, the survey found Asian men were by far the most likely to enter
further education after high school. They are 23 per cent more likely to take
any sort of postsecondary education. On the other end of the spectrum, the study
found that Native Canadians have very low participation rates. Prof. Finnie said
part of this is related to parental influence, because for the most part they do
not have parents who went on to university. But it's also related to indirect
factors, such as the fact that many Native Canadians live in rural areas.
By region, the authors found rural Canadians were less likely to go to
university than urban Canadians, although that wasn't the case for college.
The study used data from two studies, Statistics Canada's 1991 and 1995 School
Leavers Surveys, which gathers information from students on their educational
intentions upon completing high school and again in their early 20s.
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