Stevenson, Adam (2012): The Male-Female Gap in Post-Baccalaureate School Quality.
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Women are less likely than men to earn degrees from high-quality post-baccalaureate programs, and this tendency has been growing over time. I show that, aside from the biomedical sciences, this can not be explained by changes in the type of program where women tend to earn degrees. Instead, sorting by quality within field is the main contributor to the growing gap. Most of this sorting is due to the initial choice in which program type to apply to. No gender differences arise in terms of enrollment or attrition choices, and admissions committees in high-quality post-baccalaureate programs appear to favor women.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Male-Female Gap in Post-Baccalaureate School Quality|
|Keywords:||graduate school, professional school, gender, ability, program quality|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Adam Stevenson|
|Date Deposited:||09. Feb 2012 09:00|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 13:54|
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