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Title: Differential Mother and Father Influences on the Educational Attainment of Black and White Women
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1. Reeder, Amy L.
Conger, Rand D.
Differential Mother and Father Influences on the Educational Attainment of Black and White Women
Sociological Quarterly 25,2 (Spring 1984): 239-250.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1533-8525.1984.tb00185.x/abstract
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: University of California Press
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Fathers, Influence; Parental Influences; Racial Differences

This paper examines the effects of maternal and parental education, occupation, and encouragement on the educational attainment of women, and whether these influences operate similarly for blacks and whites. Data from the NLS of Young Women are used to examine the situations of 428 white and 145 black females. Findings indicate different patterns in the way mothers and fathers affect their daughters' educational attainments.For both groups of women, father's education was more important than that of the mother, but mother's occupation was more important than that of the father. Mother's occupation and parental expectation variables were important for black women, while parental education variables were more important for white women.
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Reeder, Amy L. and Rand D. Conger. "Differential Mother and Father Influences on the Educational Attainment of Black and White Women." Sociological Quarterly 25,2 (Spring 1984): 239-250.