Intentions : «The Canadian Post-Secondary Student Financial Survey asked students about their financial situation, income and expenditures at the beginning of 2003–04 and throughout the school year. The study also investigated the views and experiences of students’ parents: the amounts they contributed, their methods of saving for their children’s post-secondary education and the impact of this financial contribution on other financial decisions in the household.» (p.xi)
Échantillon/Matériau : 9354 étudiants issus de 46 institutions post-secondaires à travers le Canada, et les parents de 2797 d’entre eux.
Instruments : Sondage
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
This document investigates the financial situation of Canadians students and the support they receive from their parents. Results are presented by province. «Age is a key factor linked to students’ economic situation. The type of institution attended, living arrangements, employment status, parental support, access to loans and level of income and expenses are all linked to age.» (p.xi) «Support from family can be a significant and sometimes unexpected source of income for postsecondary students. While 44 per cent of students said at the beginning of the school year that they expected to receive financial support from family members, 69 per cent actually did receive some support. About half of these students expect to repay at least some of this money. [...] A substantial portion of parents say they are involved in their children’s finances. The proportion is higher among parents of younger students and parents with higher household incomes. Four in ten parents saved for their children’s education, for an average of ten years.» (p.xiii) «Both students and parents see financing of postsecondary education as a shared responsibility, although they generally believe government should be the predominant funder. [...] Students’ perceptions of responsibility tend to mirror their own experience in financing their education. Parents assign themselves a greater responsibility for financing post-secondary education than their children do.» (p.xvi)