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College majors - The Gender Gap in College Majors Median...

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1 The Gender Gap in College Majors 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 Less than high school High school graduate (including equivalency) Some college or associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree Women Men 65% 67% 69% 68% 66% Median Earnings, 2009: All 25+ with earnings
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2 Is there a gender gap for new college graduates?
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3 Percent Female Among Economics Majors at Rutgers University 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 1 9 1992 1993 4 1995 1996 7 1998 1999 20 0 2 2002 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 Graduation Year
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4 How much does the gender gap in college majors contribute to gender gap in earnings? New college grads: Female to Male Earnings ratio = 0.88 Two possible sources of earnings gap: 1. Gender differences in college major choices 2. Gender differences in earnings among graduates of a particular major
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5 “Simulated” Wage Ratio • Common technique to examine gender/race differences • Counterfactual calculation: Women’s wages if had same
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