ERIC Number: ED143800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Return to the Education of Women: Economic Rationale for Sex Differences in Education. Final Report.
Madden, Janice Fanning
The study, using a subsample of young men and women from the 1969 National Longitudinal Survey, examined the effects of differences in educational attainment on wages and occupational status by sex and race. In particular, the economic rationale for women's higher rates of high school graduation and lower rates of college attendance and graduation were explored. It was found that, relative to men, women experience greater gains in wages and in occupational status from high school graduation, and greater gains in wages but lesser gains in occupational status from college graduation. It was concluded that economic factors provide rationale for the greater high school graduation rates of women, and a possible rationale for the greater college graduation rates of men. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Dept. of Regional Science.
Note: Two pages present tabular data which may not reproduce well due to small type