The effect of parents’ education and income on the educational attainment of childhood immigrants

Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202300900002

Description: Many immigrants move to countries such as Canada in part to provide better educational and economic opportunities for their children. For its part, Canada also looks to immigrants and their children to provide higher-level skills to the labour market. This paper examines the effect of the mother’s and father’s education on the likelihood of a childhood immigrant who arrived in Canada at age 17 or younger, completing postsecondary education. The paper further determines whether there is significant variation in these relationships among immigrants from different source regions.
Issue Number: 2023009
Author(s): Picot, Garnett; Choi, Youjin; Gure, Yasmin; Hou, Feng
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