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ERIC Number: EJ789097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
Differences by Race and Gender in Expected Starting Salaries of Bachelor Degree Recipients in Connecticut
Free, Rhona C.; Brown, Jennifer L.; Clifford, Maryanne T.
Negro Educational Review, The, v58 n3-4 Fall-Win 2007
Data from the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and the National Association of Colleges and Employers were used to explore effects of college major on differences by race and gender in estimated starting salaries of 2006 bachelor degree recipients from Connecticut colleges and universities. Females' relatively high presence in majors with low average starting salaries and low presence in majors with high average starting salaries suggest that gender earnings differences will persist. Racial distributions across majors for men indicate that average starting salaries for Whites, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Asian/Pacific Islanders will be higher than those for Blacks and Hispanics, and that racial earnings differences will persist even as educational attainment becomes more equal. For women, increasing graduation rates of non-Whites should significantly reduce racial earnings inequality as White and American Indian/Alaska Native women are predicted to have lower average starting salaries than Blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders based on distributions across majors. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut