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ERIC Number: EJ944357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Phantom Gender Difference in the College Wage Premium
Hubbard, William H. J.
Journal of Human Resources, v46 n3 p568-586 Sum 2011
A growing literature seeks to explain why so many more women than men now attend college. A commonly cited stylized fact is that the college wage premium is, and has been, higher for women than for men. After identifying and correcting a bias in estimates of college wage premiums, I find that there has been essentially no gender difference in the college wage premium for at least a decade. A similar pattern appears in quantile wage regressions and for advanced degree wage premiums. (Contains 11 figures, 2 tables and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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