Using a novel database on high school careers, college careers and labor market outcomes for a panel of young Italians, this chapter analyzes the role of choice of college major as a determinant of gender gap in income. It finds that the very large difference of choice of college major by females, in favor of Humanities and shunning Engineering and Business majors, explains one third of the gender gap in income. Those differences are very persistent.

Gender gap in Italy: the role of college majors

Anelli, Massimo;Peri, Giovanni
2015-01-01

Abstract

Using a novel database on high school careers, college careers and labor market outcomes for a panel of young Italians, this chapter analyzes the role of choice of college major as a determinant of gender gap in income. It finds that the very large difference of choice of college major by females, in favor of Humanities and shunning Engineering and Business majors, explains one third of the gender gap in income. Those differences are very persistent.
9780198729853
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Boeri, Tito; Patacchini, Eleonora; Peri, Giovanni
Unexplored dimensions of discrimination
Anelli, Massimo; Peri, Giovanni
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