Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

20 p.

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Journal of Labor Research

Source ISSN

0195-6313

Abstract

We conduct a comprehensive examination of the gender differences in pay focusing on multiple perspectives emanating from economics, social psychology, and gender studies. Data are drawn from surveys of MBA students conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Although women in both samples earn significantly less on average than men, when the effects of the study’s variables are considered via multiple regression analysis, no significant difference in annual salary is observed. Our results show the importance of simultaneously considering the impact of human capital, job and firm characteristics, demographics, and cognitive skills. Structural differences are noted in the models estimated separately for men and women. However, the results from decomposing salary differentials are quite consistent with estimates from the single-equation models.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Labor Research, Volume 28 (Spring 2007). Permalink. © George Mason University, Department of Economics Spring 2007/ Used with permission.

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