Wage inequality among young college graduates: Can we find any evidence for reverse gender wage differential?
|Author:||Bc. Samuel Vrbovský|
|Year:||2020 - summer|
|Leaders:|| PhDr. Martina Mysíková Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis examines whether in the United States among young college graduates in male-dominated dominated job fields the the gender wage differential is
reversed, i.e, women earn more than similar men. The thesis further adds two
additional hypotheses that narrow the examination down to large employers
and singles. To evaluate those hypotheses the thesis estimates linear regression
models for each of the male-dominated job field and each hypothesis using data
from 2017 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG).
Although the results revealed that in IT and mathematics and in physical
sciences women earned more than similar men, with the effects being more profound among those working for large employers and among singles, the results
were not statistically significant. Those results are, however, still important in
context of societal narrative and gender wage gap literature, since they do not
hint any potential discrimination of women in male-dominated fields.