Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP)
Detailed information for 1999
The primary objective of the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP) is to improve our understanding of the processes by which the parents/guardians of children aged 0-18 marshal the monetary and non-monetary resources needed to successfully pursue post-secondary education.
Data release - December 1, 2000
Statistics Canada was approached by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) to conduct a cross-sectional survey which would examine how Canadians are preparing their children for post-secondary education.
Parents/guardians can participate in several ways. They can pro-actively plan for the financing of their children's post-secondary education by putting aside savings for that purpose and by actively participating in government sponsored mechanisms that facilitate savings for post-secondary education (i.e., Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), Canada Education Savings Grants (CESGs)). They can also prepare in a non-monetary fashion by encouraging, guiding and supporting their children through their early education, thereby laying the groundwork for successful participation in post-secondary education.
The primary objective of the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP) is to improve our understanding of the processes by which the parents/guardians of children aged 0-18 marshal the monetary and non-monetary resources needed to successfully pursue post-secondary education. These include financial saving strategies, parents/guardians' attitudes and values in respect to post-secondary education, the child's demonstration of commitment to education through academic performance and extra-curricular involvement.
- Education finance
- Education, training and learning
Data sources and methodology
The target population consists of parents and guardians of Canadian children aged 0 to 18 years.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
In 1999 the survey was based on as many as three children per household, and was not restricted to households with children between the ages of 0-18 only.
Data collection for this reference period: October 1999
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.
The SAEP was collected by way of Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). The SAEP collected information from the person most knowledgeable (PMK) about the selected child's education. If the PMK was not available, the interviewer arranged for a convenient time to phone back. Proxy response was not allowed.
View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data which would divulge information obtained under the Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business or organization without the prior knowledge or the consent in writing of that person, business or organization. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.
In order to prevent disclosure of certain items, the SAEP dropped some variables, collapsed others, and even changed the value of highly visible variables to Not-Stated.