Study: College Selectivity Impacts Women’s Odds of Marriage

December 20th, 2018

Study: College Selectivity Impacts Women’s Odds of Marriage

Emma Whitford, IHE via Real Clear Education

A new study indicates that women’s careers and family lives are significantly impacted by the selectivity of the college they choose to attend. These effects are not the same for men.The study, Elite Schools and Opting-In: Effects of College Selectivity on Career and Family Outcomes, was conducted by three economics professors, Suqin Ge at Virginia Tech, Amalia Miller at the University of Virginia and Elliot Isaac at Tulane University, and is being circulated as a white paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research.The researchers utilized data from the College and Beyond Survey, a…

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