We investigate the impact of various family background, socioeconomic, and life-course factors on the likelihood of white and black women returning to school after marriage. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, results indicate the following: (a) many married women return to two-year schools rather than four-year schools, (b) blacks are more likely than whites to return to school after marriage, (c) fewer measured predictors are significant in models for blacks and for two-year schools, and (d) changing life-course position affects the likelihood of returning to school
Returning to School after Marriage: Results for Whites and Blacks
Teachman, JD., & Paasch, K. (1989). Returning to School after Marriage: Results for Whites and Blacks. Sociological Forum, 4(3), 423-433.