Intergenerational education mobility: University completion in relation to parents' education level - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X201100211536


Young adults with one or two parents who are university-educated are much more likely to have a degree themselves than those whose parents are less well-educated. This article determines whether intergenerational mobility in university education is increasing. Specifically, whether people whose parents did not complete university are themselves more likely to have finished university than nearly 25 years ago is examined, as is whether the gap between them and people whose parents completed university has narrowed over time.

Issue Number: 2011002
Author(s): Turcotte, Martin

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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