When it comes to college planning for their children, women drive the planning process, but many take a back seat on finances, OppenheimerFunds found in a nationwide survey of 1,658 parents.

Women are more committed than men to the value of a college degree, with 74% saying that its very important for their children to obtain a college degree, compared with only 66% of men who said so. Asked whether college would be helpful to their daughters to achieve financial security, 52% of the women said yes, whereas only 30% of the men thought so.

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