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PEDAR: Executive Summary Competing Choices: Men's and Women's  Paths After Earning a Bachelor's Degree
Gender Differences
Characteristics at Bachelor's Degree Receipt
Experiences After Graduation
Age, Major, and Grade-Point Average
Interrelationships Among Transitions
Graduate School Enrollment and Attainment
Effects of Marriage and Parenthood on Graduate Enrollment After Controlling for Other Variables
Research Methodology
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Interrelationships Among Transitions - Marriage

Graduate enrollment and marriage were negatively related for women, but not for men. Thirty-three percent of women who did not enroll in a graduate program within 4 years of bachelor’s degree receipt married during that period, compared with 29 percent of those who did enroll. In contrast, the marriage rate for men was about the same whether they enrolled (27 percent) or not (29 percent).

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