Saturday, February 23, 2013

Gender and Human Capital Returns

Here is an interesting fact: Women earn a higher rate of return from a college degree than men.  In particular:
After controlling for various demographic factors, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 researchers found that female graduates earned more than $6,500 more per year than women with just a high school diploma, and more than $4,500 more than women who dropped out of college. Male graduates, by contrast, earned only about $2,700 more than high school graduates, and about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same amount as male college drop-outs. 
The findings are consistent with past research, which has showed that jobs are much more gender-segregated in low-education occupations. Female drop-outs tend to concentrate in low-paying service-sector jobs, whereas less-educated men are more likely to find work in better-paying industries such as manufacturing and construction.