Mothers who attended top-tier universities are more likely to leave the workforce than their peers who went to less prestigious institutions, research suggests. Part of the reason for the disparity could be that people who attend elite schools tend to come from wealthier backgrounds, giving them the financial freedom to opt out of the corporate world, according to Joni Hersch, a law and economics professor at Vanderbilt University. This trend could make it harder for companies to find women to serve in leadership positions, Hersch says.

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