Gender Differences in Earnings Among Young Adults Entering the Labor Market

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National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Mar 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 72 pages
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This analysis considers two factors that might have contributed to the earnings gap between men and women. Women were more likely than men to interrupt their careers for an extended period of time to take care of young children, and women were also more likely than men to prepare for jobs that historically have lower income potential. This report examines earnings of men and women who worked consistently by their education level and the gender dominance of major field of study. Glossary. 24 charts and tables.

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Work Consistency of Men and Women
13
Consistent Workers Earnings by render Dominance of Major Field of Study
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Factors Associated with Earnings in the Top and Bottom Categories of Men and Women
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