Event Title

An Analysis of the Impact of Affirmative Action on Gender Wage Differential In the United States

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

5-4-2011 11:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2011 12:30 PM

Student's Major

Economics

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Ihsuan Li

Mentor's Department

Economics

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, I examined factors leading to wage differential for college graduates between the ages 22 to 30. Regression analysis showed decreasing wage differential due to increased number of women with higher education, increased enrollment and graduation of women in previously male considered areas such as engineering, science, and technology, increased on- the-job trainings, and increased work experience, as well as increased representation in occupation in more unionized industries. Most importantly, government policy leading to affirmative action hiring of minority women appeared to decrease the wage differential. This study also found that choice of major affected pay penalties for women in the social sciences, humanities, history, and business administration.

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Apr 5th, 11:00 AM Apr 5th, 12:30 PM

An Analysis of the Impact of Affirmative Action on Gender Wage Differential In the United States

CSU 201

Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, I examined factors leading to wage differential for college graduates between the ages 22 to 30. Regression analysis showed decreasing wage differential due to increased number of women with higher education, increased enrollment and graduation of women in previously male considered areas such as engineering, science, and technology, increased on- the-job trainings, and increased work experience, as well as increased representation in occupation in more unionized industries. Most importantly, government policy leading to affirmative action hiring of minority women appeared to decrease the wage differential. This study also found that choice of major affected pay penalties for women in the social sciences, humanities, history, and business administration.

Recommended Citation

Jumakuliyeva, Guncha. "An Analysis of the Impact of Affirmative Action on Gender Wage Differential In the United States." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 5, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-13/2