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Competing choices: Men's and women's paths after earning a Bachelor's degree. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2001-154)

Citation

Clune, M. S., Nunez, A. M., & Choy, S. (2001). Competing choices: Men's and women's paths after earning a Bachelor's degree. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2001-154). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report aims to provide a context for understanding the paths that women and men take toward graduate degrees, employment, marriage, and parenthood during the first 4 years after earning their bachelor's degree. In particular, the analysis seeks to identify how these behaviors are interrelated. After controlling for other characteristics that affect graduate enrollment, women who married before receiving their bachelor's degree were less likely to enroll in graduate school within 4 years of receiving their degree than were women who had not yet married.