Essays on the Economics of Gender

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://research.upjohn.org/dissertation_awards/64
Author(s):
Wasserman, Melanie
Tags:
gender differences; labor market outcomes; educational outcomes
thesis / dissertation description
This dissertation seeks to understand gender disparities in labor market and educational outcomes. Two essays analyze determinants of the low representation of women in historically highly compensated and competitive occupations. The third essay explores whether childhood environmental influences contribute to the female advantage in elementary and secondary educational outcomes that has emerged throughout developed countries.