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ERIC Number: EJ935078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Immigrant Parents' Investments in Their Children's Post-Secondary Education
Sweet, Robert; Anisef, Paul; Walters, David
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v40 n3 p59-80 2010
This paper examines relationships between the resources available to immigrant families and the amount parents are willing and able to save for their children's post-secondary education (PSE). We use data from Statistics Canada's 2002 Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning to compare immigrant and native-born PSE saving. The results indicate that income and asset wealth constrain PSE savings in some immigrant families. However, immigrants share with non-immigrants a set of parenting beliefs and practices that encourage both groups to invest in their children's educational futures. (Contains 3 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada