MCEE Speaker Series: Pre-Labor Market Determinants of Gender Wage Gaps

December 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What determines the gender gaps in initial wages of college graduates? Using Minnesota longitudinal data to examine the observed choices of individuals in high school, college, and the first job after college, we can quantify how much the differences in these observed choices contribute to the aggregate gender gaps in initial wages. Knowing what choices are being made, and when, allows us to better understand the policy options for addressing the gap.