Study Shows Home-Educated Become Model Citizens

TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Home Education reveals that home-educated adults excel in all measured areas of adult life.

The study surveyed adults whose parents responded to a 1994 study on home education. Ranging in age from 15 to 34, they answered questions on a variety of topics with comparable data from Statistics Canada. The results were astounding.

When measured against the Canadian average, home-educated adults were more socially engaged and almost twice as likely to have voted in a federal election. Average income was higher with more sources of investment income and self employment, and no cases of government support as the primary source of income. They were happier in their work and their lives in general. When reflecting on the value of being home educated, most felt that it was an advantage in their adult life.

"In terms of income, education, entrepreneurial endeavours, involvement in their community, and all the other characteristics measured, home-educated adults not only excel, but also make meaningful contributions to their communities. They are the type of neighbours we all want," says president Paul Faris.

The study Fifteen Years Later: Home-Educated Canadian Adults is available in full form and as a synopsis at www.hslda.ca/cche.

SOURCE HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENCE ASSOCIATION

For further information: For further information: or comment, please contact Paul Faris, President, at (519) 913-0318, info@hslda.ca, www.hslda.ca/cche

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