Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:

login

Log in through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Women's Educational Attainment and the Timing of Entry into Parenthood

Margaret Mooney Marini
American Sociological Review
Vol. 49, No. 4 (Aug., 1984), pp. 491-511
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095464
Page Count: 21
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($14.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Women's Educational Attainment and the Timing of Entry into Parenthood
Preview not available

Abstract

Previous research on the relationship between women's educational attainment and the timing of entry into parenthood has produced conflicting results. Although studies have consistently found that educational attainment has a delaying effect on entry into parenthood, there has been disagreement about the existence of a reciprocal effect of the timing of entry into parenthood on educational attainment. This paper attempts to resolve that disagreement by analyzing the relationship between women's educational attainment and the timing of entry into parenthood in a way that builds upon and goes beyond earlier studies. Considerable attention is focused on methodological issues bearing on the modeling and estimation of these effects. The analysis, based on data from a fifteen-year follow-up study of high school students originally surveyed in 1957-58 and resurveyed in 1973-74, indicates that the timing of entry into parenthood does have an effect on the educational attainment of women.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
491
    491
  • Thumbnail: Page 
492
    492
  • Thumbnail: Page 
493
    493
  • Thumbnail: Page 
494
    494
  • Thumbnail: Page 
495
    495
  • Thumbnail: Page 
496
    496
  • Thumbnail: Page 
497
    497
  • Thumbnail: Page 
498
    498
  • Thumbnail: Page 
499
    499
  • Thumbnail: Page 
500
    500
  • Thumbnail: Page 
501
    501
  • Thumbnail: Page 
502
    502
  • Thumbnail: Page 
503
    503
  • Thumbnail: Page 
504
    504
  • Thumbnail: Page 
505
    505
  • Thumbnail: Page 
506
    506
  • Thumbnail: Page 
507
    507
  • Thumbnail: Page 
508
    508
  • Thumbnail: Page 
509
    509
  • Thumbnail: Page 
510
    510
  • Thumbnail: Page 
511
    511