A recent study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has found that Canadians have different attitudes toward childcare depending on whether or not they hold a university degree. While 76% of Canadians feel that the best environment for a child under six would be at home with a parent, that figure went down to 68% for those who had completed their university education. And for women with a post-graduate degree, the number falls further to just 54%.

This may look like smarter people prefer day-care, but really, the fact remains that a majority prefer home care for young kids over day-care – and the drop in numbers rather reflects the desire of the university-educated to both make use their studies, and stay in jobs that they enjoy.

Take a look at the above video for more. Do you think it makes more sense for highly-educated parents to support or shy away from day-care?

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.