ERIC Number: EJ533857
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Staying in School: Maternal Employment and the Timing of Black and White Daughters' School Exit.
Wolfer, Loreen T.; Moen, Phyllis
Journal of Family Issues, v17 n4 p540-60 Jul 1996
Examines how temporal and status aspects of mothers' jobs during daughters' early childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence affect rate that daughters leave school. Studied 246 white and 188 black daughters aged 18-23. Findings suggest that part-time maternal employment during any point in childhood increases likelihood that black, but not white, daughters will remain in school. (FC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Blacks, Children, Daughters, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Family Environment, Family Work Relationship, Females, Individual Development, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue on "The Changing Circumstances of Children's Lives."