cookiesThere's been chatter lately about whether women should work to "snag" a husband while still in college - especially at exclusive schools like Princeton. As it turns out, women from some of the nation's top universities might be doing just that - and not much else - with their elite degrees.
According to the New York Daily News, married women from some of the best schools who take time off from work after having babies are less likely to return to full-time jobs. Joni Hersch, a professor of economics and law at Vanderbilt University, wrote a research paper, "Opting Out among Women with Elite Education," in which she revealed that the employment rate for married moms with children from selective colleges is 68 percent compared to 76 percent for those from less selective schools.
For the study, Hersch looked at 33,307 married women, ages 21-54, with children under the age of 18.
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