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Contextual Module

Children and Youth in Canada - The Context of their Lives (module table of contents)

Section 2: Family Life (section table of contents)

Women are more likely to have a university degree than men. In 2009, 37% of women 25 to 39 years of age held a university degree compared with 27% of men. However, young people are more likely to get a university degree if their parents have one. In fact, if both parents had a university degree, 67% of men and 77% of women aged 25 to 39 had a university degree compared with 20% and 31% of men and women, respectively, whose parents had a high school diploma.  The likelihood of obtaining a university degree increases as parental level of education increases.

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