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Author: Torche, Florencia
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1. Torche, Florencia
Is a College Degree Still the Great Equalizer? Intergenerational Mobility across Levels of Schooling in the United States
American Journal of Sociology 117,3 (November 2011): 763-807.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/661904
Cohort(s): Mature Women, NLSY79, Older Men, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Keyword(s): College Degree; Earnings; Educational Attainment; Household Income; Mobility; Occupational Status; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

A quarter century ago, an important finding in stratification research showed that the intergenerational occupational association was much weaker among college graduates than among those with lower levels of education. This article provides a comprehensive assessment of the “meritocratic power” of a college degree. Drawing on five longitudinal data sets, the author analyzes intergenerational mobility in terms of class, occupational status, earnings, and household income for men and women. Findings indicate that the intergenerational association is strong among those with low educational attainment; it weakens or disappears among bachelor’s degree holders but reemerges among those with advanced degrees, leading to a U-shaped pattern of parental influence. Educational and labor market factors explain these differences in mobility: parental resources influence college selectivity, field of study, and earnings more strongly for advanced-degree holders than for those with a bachelor’s degree alone.
Bibliography Citation
Torche, Florencia. "Is a College Degree Still the Great Equalizer? Intergenerational Mobility across Levels of Schooling in the United States." American Journal of Sociology 117,3 (November 2011): 763-807.
2. Torche, Florencia
Rauf, Tamkinat
The Transition to Fatherhood and the Health of Men
Journal of Marriage and Family published online (23 October 2020): DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12732.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12732
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use; Fatherhood; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Weight

Objective: This study examines the impact of fatherhood on diverse health behaviors and outcomes among a representative sample of Millennial men in the United States.

Method: The NLSY97 longitudinal survey and a battery of novel fixed effects models are used to identify the consequences of paternity on diverse health outcomes, controlling for selectivity based on unobserved characteristics and unobserved trajectories of men who become fathers and accounting for heterogeneity of effects.

Results: Becoming a father induces weight gain and a decline in self‐reported health, but reduces alcohol consumption. Effects on weight and alcohol use varied across strata defined by race and education, but changes in self‐reported health were consistent across sub‐groups.

Bibliography Citation
Torche, Florencia and Tamkinat Rauf. "The Transition to Fatherhood and the Health of Men." Journal of Marriage and Family published online (23 October 2020): DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12732.