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dc.contributor.authorIsen, Adamen_US
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Betseyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:26:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:26:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30703-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how marital and fertility patterns have changed along racial and educational lines for men and women. Historically, women with more education have been the least likely to marry and have children, but this marriage gap has eroded as the returns to marriage have changed. Marriage and remarriage rates have risen for women with a college degree relative to women with fewer years of education. However, the patterns of, and reasons for, marriage have changed. College educated women marry later, have fewer children, are less likely to view marriage as financial security, are happier in their marriages and with their family life, and are not only the least likely to divorce, but have had the biggest decrease in divorce since the 1970s compared to women without a college degree. In contrast, there have been fewer changes in marital patterns by education for men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2940en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriageen_US
dc.subject.keyworddivorceen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwScheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWomen's education and family behavior: Trends in marriage, divorce and fertilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620118911en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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