Economics of Educating Women

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Students from the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership program, along with faculty from across the University of Central Arkansas, and the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas are working together to examine the economics of educating women in Arkansas.  Previous research has examined and helped to explain earning potential of educated versus non-educated women, factors that influence educational attainment, and other economic and social results of not completing an education.  This study will build on previous findings by taking a new look at why women in Arkansas choose to pursue or not pursue higher levels of education.  The study will examine how education impacts the individual characteristics, families, communities, of women when they have access to knowledge.  Researchers are also interested in the roles education, health, and other nonprofit institutions, as well as policy-makers, can play in influencing and lifting a woman’s potential.

Data will be collected through a survey instrument and one-on-one interviews.

You can participate by taking the survey!  Please click on the link below.


Listen to the KUAR story about the project here.