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Title:  Competing Choices: Men's and Women's Paths After Earning a Bachelor's Degree
Description: This report aims to provide a context for understanding the paths that women and men take toward graduate degrees, employment, marriage, and parenthood during the first 4 years after earning their bachelor's degree. In particular, the analysis seeks to identify how these behaviors are interrelated. After controlling for other characteristics that affect graduate enrollment, women who married before receiving their bachelor's degree were less likely to enroll in graduate school within 4 years of receiving their degree than were women who had not yet married.
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Cover Date: March 2001
Web Release: May 11, 2001
Print Release: June 26, 2001
Publication #: NCES 2001154
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Michael S. Clune, Anne-Marie Nunez, and Susan P. Choy
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Labor market outcomes
Postsecondary education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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