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ERIC Number: EJ903767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Alone in the Ivory Tower
Wolfinger, Nicholas H.; Goulden, Marc; Mason, Mary Ann
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n12 p1652-1670 Dec 2010
The authors use data from the 2000 Census Public Use Microdata Sample to examine the likelihood of a birth event, defined as the household presence of a child younger than 2 years, for male and female professionals. Physicians have the highest rate of birth events, followed in order by attorneys and academics. Within each profession men have more birth events than women. For men, occupational variation in birth events can be explained by marital status, income, and spousal employment. These factors only partially account for occupational differences in birth events for women. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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