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Title: Educational Attainment of Women: Socialization and Allocation Processes
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1. Reeder, Amy L.
Conger, Rand D.
Educational Attainment of Women: Socialization and Allocation Processes
Presented: Knoxville, TN, Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, 1980
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Southern Sociological Society
Keyword(s): Assets; Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Educational Attainment; Family Background; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Mothers and Daughters; Parental Influences; Racial Differences

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In order to test the hypothesis that mothers have a greater impact on the educational success of their daughters than do fathers, data are analyzed for 428 white and 145 black women. Parent's social background characteristics and encouragement for further education were measured in 1968 and 1971. The young women, aged 14 through 17 years in 1968, were asked what their educational goals were in 1971 and the actual years of schooling they completed was obtained in 1975. Throughout the analysis, mother's occupation is especially salient for the attainments of daughters; however, the findings for the special sex-of-parent effect are mixed. As expected, the limited socialization model employed here operated differently for black women who were less able to convert their parent's social position into assets for their own status attainment. In addition, the effects of the mother are consistently stronger for black than for white women. Implications of the findings for current theory and for future research are discussed.
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Reeder, Amy L. and Rand D. Conger. "Educational Attainment of Women: Socialization and Allocation Processes." Presented: Knoxville, TN, Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, 1980.