Statistics Canada http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008-x/2011002/article/11536-eng.pdf, accessed January 15, 2012.
Women are more likely to have a university degree than men. In 2009, 37% of women 25 to 39 years of age held a university degree compared with 27% of men. However, young people are more likely to get a university degree if their parents have one. In fact, if both parents had a university degree, 67% of men and 77% of women aged 25 to 39 had a university degree compared with 20% and 31% of men and women, respectively, whose parents had a high school diploma. The likelihood of obtaining a university degree increases as parental level of education increases.