Immigrants and Ethnic Differences

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Unformatted text preview: gressions are run on birth cohort-census year cells, pooling all the IPUMS for 1940 to 2000. The underlying samples include all U.S. born residents aged 25 to 64 years. For more details on the method, see De Long, Goldin, and Katz (2003), notes to figure 1. Homecoming 28 29 Table 2: Distribution of Undergraduate Majors for Four Cohorts of Women and White Men Panel A: All Women Broad Major Categories Health Professions Mathematical Sciences Computer Sciences Engineering technology Physical Sciences Engineering Humanities Business and Economics Education Social Sciences Life Sciences Fine Arts Professional Degrees Agricultural Sciences Other Majors Age Cohorts Women’s Mean Wage of Bachelor’s Degree $16.84 16.30 15.83 15.45 14.87 14.47 14.33 13.91 13.56 13.42 13.09 12.67 12.48 11.08 *** 25-30 10.55 1.37 2.66 0.25 1.45 2.81 6.79 23.93 14.81 12.50 4.63 5.07 11.10 1.51 0.58 Panel B: Non-Hispanic White Men Broad Major Categories Health Professions Mathematical Sciences Computer Sciences Engineering Technology Physical Sciences Engineering Humanities Business and Economics Education Social Sciences Life Sciences Fine Arts Professional Degrees Agricultural Sciences Other Majors 31-40 11.92 1.75 0.85 0.12 1.31 0.91 9.13 11.57 25.93 14.70 4.72 6.23 9.49 0.98 0.40 41-50 9.25 2.18 0.36 0.02 1.24 0.39 13.75 7.56 34.62 14.93 3.18 5.47 6.44 0.22 0.38 51-60 9.88 1.58 0.08 0.03 1.59 0.28 11.99 6.27 38.27 12.39 2.80 5.66 8.42 0.29 0.48 Age Cohorts Men’s Mean Wage of Bachelor’s Degree $19.24 22.18 18.76 19.29 19.96 25.43 17.14 21.68 17.22 19.69 17.58 16.22 17.16 16.46 *** 25-30 1.74 1.76 4.48 2.75 3.92 14.85 4.80 32.69 3.90 10.21 4.39 3.66 7.32 2.71 0.81 31-40 2.95 2.06 1.85 1.82 4.23 10.75 6.50 26.87 7.77 15.16 6.12 3.79 6.50 2.74 0.91 41-50 2.37 3.56 0.67 1.58 4.70 11.43 7.75 27.04 9.89 16.32 4.77 2.97 4.05 2.03 0.87 51-60 3.42 2.50 0.20 1.51 5.82 16.59 7.85 26.98 10.60 11.39 3.50 2.50 2.86 3.15 1.13 Notes: Authors’ calculation, NSCG. The data are weighted to account for sample stratification. M ean wage of bachelor’s degree is estimated using only women or men whose highest degree completed is a BA, while the percentage of each group selecting each college major includes those with higher degrees. The 144 majors in the NSCG are aggregated into the broad categories shown in these tables. R. Finnie, M. Frenette / Economics of Education Review 22 (2003) 179–192 183 Table 1 The distribution of graduates by field of studya 1982 cohort (%) Males Other fields Education Fine art & humanities Commerce Economics Other social sciences Agric. & bio. sc. Engineering & comp. sc. Other health Math. & other phys. sc. Females Other fields Education Fine arts & humanities Commerce Economics Other social sciences Agric. & bio. sc. Engineering & comp. sc. Other health Math. & other phys. sc. 1986 cohort (%) 1990 cohort (%) 3 9 12 16 7 15 6 23 1 6 100 5 9 12 16 6 12 6 24 2 8 100 4 10 13 16 7 15 7 20 2 6 100 2 24 20 10 2 20 7 3 9 3 100 4 19 18 12 3 22 6 5 8 3 100 3 20 18 12 2 23 8 3 7 3 100 a In this and all following tables, the samples exclude those who were older than 35 or who had more than five years of full-time experience by the date of graduation; those who were not regular paid or self-employed workers; those with unreasonably low earnings; and those missing any of the variables included in...
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