Stay Past High School: Postsecondary Education a Compelling Investment: C.D. Howe Institute



    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Getting a university degree offers substantial
financial returns; for women more so than men and for undergraduate degrees
more so than advanced degrees, according to a study released by the C.D. Howe
Institute. In Extra Earning Power: The Financial Returns to University
Education in Canada, authors Karim Moussaly-Sergieh and François Vaillancourt
report that high returns to education signal high labour demand in particular
fields relative to supply, information which is helpful for policymakers who
distribute funds and for students who must choose their specialty.
    By investing in an undergraduate degree, male students will see an annual
after-tax return of 12 cents per dollar and female students 14 cents per
dollar - well above the returns for other forms of investment. Such strong
social and individual returns from the pursuit of university education should
figure prominently in policymaking, and in student choices.
    For the e-brief, click: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/ebrief_79.pdf






For further information:

For further information: François Vaillancourt, C.D. Howe Institute,
(416) 865-1904, (514) 343-7314


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