Although three-quarters of Canadians believe stay-at-home parenting is best for children under six, a national study released Monday shows support for such an arrangement drops among people with higher levels of education.
The 2,022-person survey for the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) reveals that 62 per cent of Canadians with a post-graduate degree, and 68 per cent of those with a university degree, prefer parental care over a daycare, day home or relative, compared to the national average of 76 per cent.
Researchers further find that higher education affects women’s attitudes more than men’s: 69 per cent of male post-grads versus 54 per cent of female post-grads cited a stay-at-home parenting arrangement as ideal, while 72 per cent of males who completed university and 65 per cent of females said the same.
Andrea Mrozek, executive director of IMFC in Ottawa, said fear of lost income wasn’t mentioned…
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