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ERIC Number: ED072755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-1
Pages: 15
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Women's Economic Returns from College, Graduate Education and Nurses' Training Through Earnings and Marriage.
Benham, Lee
Studies of occupational choice and the demand for education conducted by economists have generally focused on the pecuniary cost and earnings streams associated with these choices. It has been recognized that many other factors influence such choices, but models using earnings alone have been fairly successful in predicting these choices for men. This paper examines the returns for women with college education, graduate education, and nurses training. The study examines the following two alternative income streams associated with women's educational and occupational choices: (1) discounted earnings, the traditional measure of returns; and (2) discounted family income resulting from marriage. Tables are presented dealing with: (1) women's mean earnings, husbands' income, and family income in 1959, by women's education and race; (2) values at age 18 of various measures of lifetime income for women by education and race at discount rates of 0%, 5%, and 10%, in $1,000's; (3) internal rates of return to women's education estimated from women's earnings and husbands' income; (4) men's mean earnings, wives' income, and family income in 1959 by men's education; (5) academic degrees earned by sex in 1960-61 and 1964-65; (6) women's mean earnings, husbands' income and family income in 1959 for registered nurses and for other women with 13-15 years of schooling; and (7) number of entrants into registered nurses' training and general college programs in selected years. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Chicago Univ., IL. Center for Health Administration Studies.; National Center for Health Services Research and Development (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
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