Canadian Centre for Home Education (CCHE) released a study on December 2, 2009 that reveals that those Canadians who where homeschooled, excel in all areas of adult life. These areas include, but are not limited to, religious observance, civic and community involvement, life satisfaction, and income.
The study compared homeschooled Canadians to their counterparts and found that the homeschooled individuals were more socially engaged. They were also more than twice as likely to perform their civic duty and vote in a federal election. Their income was higher and they were more self-reliant, with many being self-employed. None of those who were homeschooled had government support as their primary income.
Most of the homeschooled Canadians surveyed stated their adult life was better due to the fact they were homeschooled.
There is more in the original article and I highly recommend you go and read it in its entirety (http://blog.heav.org/international-homeschooling/new-study-home-educated-canadian-adults-excel/).
This is exciting news and it is a great article to have on hand when others question whether homeschooling helps or hurts children as adults. This may also ease the minds of well-meaning family members.
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