There is a difference in men and women’s salaries even within narrowly defined fields. This paper reviews the theory as to why a gender income gap exists and then looks at a sample of college graduates in order to show that there is a difference between college men and women’s starting salaries. It then follows these graduates over time to show that the income gap increases.
Recommended CitationVan Dyke '99, Jennifer (2000) "Does It Pay to be a Man? A Study of Pay Differentials among College Graduates," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 8
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/parkplace/vol8/iss1/13