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Title: Has Higher Education Solved the Problem? Examining the Gender Wage Gap of Recent College Graduates Entering the Workplace
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1. Fan, Xueqing
Sturman, Michael
Has Higher Education Solved the Problem? Examining the Gender Wage Gap of Recent College Graduates Entering the Workplace
Compensation and Benefits Review published online (19 June 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0886368719856268.
Also: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886368719856268
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): College Education; College Graduates; Gender Differences; Wage Gap

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While there has been extensive historical evidence demonstrating the gender wage gap, gains made by women in terms of higher education may be reducing the gap among those recently entering the workforce. Education is a major determinant of wage, and women are often outpacing men now in terms of educational achievement. Thus, the question remains of whether these gains in education have reduced or even eliminated gender wage inequality. This study examines the gender wage difference among new graduates with the same education level using the most recent data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 cohort. Despite the hope that greater representation of women with higher degrees would reduce or eliminate the gender wage gap for new entrants to the labor market, our results show that newly graduated men with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree still earn significantly higher wages than newly graduated women with a same degree. Thus, in what we argue is a highly conservative test for the presence of the gender wage gap, the evidence strongly suggests that the wage gap is a continued and pervasive problem in the modern workplace.
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Fan, Xueqing and Michael Sturman. "Has Higher Education Solved the Problem? Examining the Gender Wage Gap of Recent College Graduates Entering the Workplace ." Compensation and Benefits Review published online (19 June 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0886368719856268.