The effects of family migration and family life cycle on the employment status of college-educated wives were examined using log-linear analysis. The best-fit model selected shows that both family life cycle and family migration significantly affected wives’ employment status. When these two factors were examined simultaneously, they were about equally important; no significant family migration and family life cycle interaction effects were found on women' s employment status. These findings indicate that the negative effects of family migration on wives’ employment may be modified by the effects of family life cycle. The results also indicate that only extremely highly educated women initiate family migration.
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