Lecture 19 Gender - Please turn off your phone Today Williams Still a Mans World Lab Cohoon What causes women to discontinue 4 How has womens

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Please turn off your phone Today: Williams – Still a Man’s World Lab: Cohoon – What causes women to discontinue… 1. How has women’s representation in Computer Science changed over time? 2. What is gendered attrition? 3. What factors are associated with gendered attrition? Cancel Benokratis, no MIT report
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0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 Women’s Earnings as a proportion of men’s, among Full-time, Year-Round Workers Why?
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2. Work Experience Out of the labor force Part-time work Explains ~ 30% of wage gap Explaining the gender wage gap 1. Occupational Segregation Explains ~35% of wage gap.
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3. Level of education Gender differences are small Within education groups, inequality persists 0 20 40 60 80 100 Women's earnigs as a % of men's High school or less Bachelors Masters PhD Explaining the gender wage gap
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4. Discrimination Historical -- 19 th Century justification: women need less money 1963 equal pay act -- illegal to discriminate based on sex Smith and Wesson hired 0 of 1600 females who applied for production jobs Dart, Inc gave male applicants mechanical test, female applicants a dexterity test. Explaining the gender wage gap Audit studies
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4. Discrimination However, personal discrimination is not as good an explanation for wage differential as work experience and
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Lecture 19 Gender - Please turn off your phone Today Williams Still a Mans World Lab Cohoon What causes women to discontinue 4 How has womens

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