Career and Family Lifecycles of the Educational Elite

  title={Career and Family Lifecycles of the Educational Elite},
  author={Roland G. Fryer and Francine D. Blau and Lawrence F. Katz},
Among life’s most vital transitions are those concerning family and career. We decide when and whom to marry, how many children to have, whether to further our education, and which occupations and jobs to pursue. Fundamental aspects of these transitions began to change around the early 1970s for the college educated generally, and for women in particular. The median age at first marriage among college graduate women, which had been stable at about 22.5 years old from the 1950s to the early… 

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