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Published: 05 January 2017
Fig. 1 Multigenerational reproduction of college education. We define the effect as the ratio of college progeny per college family over college progeny per non-college family. The ratio = 1 means no multigenerational effect More
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Published: 05 January 2017
Fig. 2 Multigenerational reproduction of college education based on various scenarios of mating and mobility rules. We define the effect as the ratio of college progeny per college family over college progeny per non-college family More
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 863–887.
Published: 07 July 2011
... across a range of social backgrounds and levels of early achievement. Despite a substantial literature on the effects of education on women’s fertility, researchers have not assessed variation in effects by selection into college. With data on U.S. women from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 February 2006
... college completion grew at a faster rate than those for men. We assess whether these trends are related to changes in the value of education for men and women in terms of earnings returns to higher education, the probability of getting and staying married, education-related differences in family standard...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 349–369.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Acton Jiashi Feng Abstract Existing research on assortative mating has examined marriage between people with different levels of education, yet heterogeneity in educational assortative mating outcomes of college graduates has been mostly ignored. Using data from the 2010 Chinese Family Panel Study...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 108–125.
Published: 01 March 1967
... for women and 21 for men). The distribution of percents single by age was about the same in all three censuses for persons with elementary schooling. A trend toward smaller proportions of the single, both men and women, among young persons with college education continued for the entire twenty-year period...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1319–1344.
Published: 01 July 2014
...David McClendon; Janet Chen-Lan Kuo; R. Kelly Raley Abstract Explanations for the positive association between education and marriage in the United States emphasize the economic and cultural attractiveness of having a college degree in the marriage market. However, educational attainment may also...
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Demography (2022) 59 (4): 1571–1593.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of hypogamy among college-educated women (as measured by the number of educationally hypogamous marriages divided by the number of educationally homogamous marriages) has increased in most countries in my analytic sample (28 out of 34 countries). In contrast, the relative prevalence of educational hypogamy...
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Demography (1982) 19 (4): 495–509.
Published: 01 November 1982
...Nan E. Johnson Abstract College-educated Catholic women in the 1976 National Survey of Family Growth had higher actual and expected fertility than did college educated Protestants. Moreover, Catholic colleges or universities had a pronatalist effect on alumnae. Thus, a significant part...
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1433–1452.
Published: 04 August 2012
... show that blacks and Latinas were more likely to have used injectable contraceptives (“the shot”) and less likely to have used oral contraceptives (“the pill”) than were white women. Women with less education were more likely than college-educated women to have used the shot but there were...
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Demography (2021) 58 (3): 1065–1091.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... We pay particular attention to the continued socioeconomic bifurcation in women's access to full-time stable work, assessing whether changes in the education-related time gap are due to changes in who works and how much. We find that the gap in active childcare time between mothers with a college...
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Demography (2008) 45 (4): 829–849.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the husband’s and wife’s occupations affect the household migration decision, but mobility in the husband’s occupation matters considerably more. For couples in which the husband has a college degree (regardless of the wife’s educational level), a husband’s mobility has a large, significant negative effect...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 311–336.
Published: 07 December 2016
... protective health effects of education. The beneficial health effects from education found empirically occur after college graduation. Perhaps a college education largely enhances the ability to produce health after the college education is complete. Thus, college attendance could have a positive influence...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 265–280.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and 1 in 25 white children born in 1990 had a parent imprisoned; (2) 1 in 7 black children born in 1978 and 1 in 4 black children born in 1990 had a parent imprisoned; (3) inequality in the risk of parental imprisonment between white children of college-educated parents and all other children is growing...
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Demography (2018) 55 (2): 511–534.
Published: 15 February 2018
... backgrounds significantly less likely to cohabit, but those who do cohabit enter shared living at significantly slower tempos than women whose mothers lacked a college degree. In addition, among sexual relationships that transitioned into cohabiting unions, college-educated women were significantly more...
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Demography (2010) 47 (3): 801–820.
Published: 01 August 2010
... for the relative proportions of college graduates among migrant and native workers), and a proportional science and engineering (S&E) effect (which accounts for the relative proportions of S&Es among migrant and native college-educated workers). Results show that the migration effect explains about three...
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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 1207–1233.
Published: 01 August 2023
... Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we identify a typology of life course trajectories of work and family and test for the interactive associations of race and ethnicity with college education for different trajectory types. While our results show statistically significant and often sizable education effects...
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Demography (1975) 12 (2): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 1975
..., but for college-educated women the effect of more income is positive. And additional income has a less positive (more negative) effect on fertility among nonwhites than among whites. 8 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1975 1975 Important Interaction Individual Parity Additional...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 269–293.
Published: 26 January 2016
..., college-educated whites benefited from rising life expectancy and record low variation in age at death, consistent with the shifting mortality scenario. Among blacks, adult life expectancy increased, and S 25 plateaued or declined in nearly all educational attainment groups, although blacks generally...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1143–1171.
Published: 01 June 2022
... N o C o l l is the same coefficient in the model limited to fathers with no college ( Paternoster et al. 1998 ). These z tests indicate whether the relationship between maternal education and infant sex ratio is stronger if parents are educationally homogamous (Hypothesis 4). We fit...
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