Putting the "Co" in Education: Timing, Reasons, and Consequences of College Coeduction from 1835 to the Present

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Title: Putting the "Co" in Education: Timing, Reasons, and Consequences of College Coeduction from 1835 to the Present
Author: Katz, Lawrence F.; Goldin, Claudia D.

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Citation: Goldin, Claudia and Lawrence F. Katz. Putting the "co" in education: timing, reasons, and consequences of college coeduction from 1835 to the Present. 2011. Journal of Human Capital 5(4): 377-417.
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Abstract: The history of coeducation in U.S. higher education is explored through an analysis of a database containing almost all 4-year undergraduate institutions that operated in 1897, 1924, 1934, or 1980. The opening of coeducational institutions was continuous throughout its history, and the switching from single-sex was also fairly constant from 1835 to the 1950s before accelerating in the 1960s and 1970s. Older and private single-sex institutions were slower to become coeducational, and institutions persisting as single-sex into the 1970s had lower enrollment growth than those that switched earlier. Access to coeducational institutions was associated with increased women’s educational attainment.
Published Version: doi:10.1086/663277
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Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8642950

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