Abstract

A growing literature seeks to explain why so many more women than men now attend college. A commonly cited stylized fact is that the college wage premium is, and has been, higher for women than for men. After identifying and correcting a bias in estimates of college wage premiums, I find that there has been essentially no gender difference in the college wage premium for at least a decade. A similar pattern appears in quantile wage regressions and for advanced degree wage premiums.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-8004
Print ISSN
0022-166X
Pages
pp. 568-586
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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