ERIC Number: ED084202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Education in Production Within the Household. Final Report.
Michael, Robert T.
This project is part of an ongoing study of the influence of schooling on observed household behavior. The study has previously determined that more educated individuals behave as if they are more proficient consumers, and that, in particular, more educated couples systematically select more efficient contraceptive techniques. The recent research effort has focused on two questions: 1) the relationship between schooling and the household's capacity to predict its purchases of durable good within the near future (12 months), and 2) the relationship between schooling and marital behavior, and in particular the interaction between schooling and measured I.Q. as determinants of marital behavior. Both studies are in the early stages of analysis. Initial results on the second topic suggest that at very high levels of ability men and women with more schooling marry at later ages, select more educated mates, and are more maritally stable. These results suggest that the observed influence of schooling on marital behavior for the population at large persists at very high levels of ability. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., New York, NY.