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The Value of Higher Education for Women in Utah
  • Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University
  • Cheryl Hanewicz, Utah Valley University
  • Susan Thackeray, Utah Valley University
This Research and Policy Brief has been written to assist Utahns in looking more broadly at the benefits of higher education for the overall development of women in the state. Whether or not a woman chooses to work outside the home, it is important that she is aware of the growth opportunities that college can provide that will assist her to reach her potential and significantly contribute in her home, community, and workplace. This report outlines various aspects of the broad value of higher education (e.g., health and wellbeing, civic and community engagement, parenting, self-development, intellectual and cognitive development) and concludes with a review of data regarding societal benefits and personal economic outcomes that a college education provides.
  • Women,
  • Higher Education,
  • Retention,
  • College Enrollment,
  • College Participation,
  • College Graduation,
  • Women's Issues
Publication Date
Winter January 26, 2010
Citation Information
Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz and Susan Thackeray. "The Value of Higher Education for Women in Utah" (2010)
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