As the start of the school year approaches and the graduates of Leaving Certificate 2017 make choices about their future education and training, the issue of the cost of funding education is top of mind in households all over Ireland.
The increase in the costs associated with sending children to school and college has been the focus of media attention this summer. But how prepared are parents for this major item of expenditure in the family budget?
At Aviva, we have been conducting extensive nationwide research of households for our bi-annual Family Finances Survey. As part of that research, we recently surveyed households about their
current spending on education and their plans for funding future costs.