Analysis of the Canada Education Savings Program participation and expenditures for different income groups: Em20-63/2017E-PDF

technical report prepared for the Canada Education Savings Program summative evaluation /

“The Canada Education Savings Program (CESP) was introduced in order to encourage Canadians to save for the post-secondary education (PSE) of their children. The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) provides a grant of 20% on the first $2,500 of contributions to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for children up to the age of 17. This paper examines how the use of the program varies among different income groups. This study is a part of the overall work being conducted for the Summative Evaluation of the CESP to quantify if the CESP is achieving its objective, which is “…ensuring that families can better save for their children’s future education by providing stronger incentives through the CESP”"--Introd., p. 3.

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Department/Agency Employment and Social Development Canada. Strategic and Service Policy Branch.
Title Analysis of the Canada Education Savings Program participation and expenditures for different income groups
Subtitle technical report prepared for the Canada Education Savings Program summative evaluation /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Analyse de la participation au Programme canadien pour l’épargne-études et des dépenses du programme selon le revenu des ménages. Cover title. "March 2015."
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 36 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08140-3
Catalogue Number
  • Em20-63/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number SP-1142-09-17
Subject Terms Postsecondary education, Savings, Federal programs