While much research has documented the delaying effects of education on marriage and parenthood, less research has focused on the impact of marriage and parenthood on subsequent education and how this impact may vary between men and women. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, we find that both marriage and parenthood affect the education of men and women, with marriage being particularly detrimental to the education of women
Marriage, Parenthood, and the College Enrollment of Men and Women
Teachman, JD., & Polonko, KA. (1988). Marriage, Parenthood, and the College Enrollment of Men and Women. Social Forces, 67(2), 512-523.