Department of Economics
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 181, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217
Institutional Affiliation: University of Colorado at Denver
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 上下棋牌||The Effects of Professor Gender on the Post-Graduation Outcomes of Female Students|
with Daniel I. Rees, Bryson M. Rintala, Nathan N. Wozny: w26822
Although women earn approximately 50 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees, more than 70 percent of scientists and engineers are men. We explore a potential determinant of this STEM gender gap using newly collected data on the career trajectories of United States Air Force Academy students. Specifically, we examine the effects of being assigned female math and science professors on occupation choice and postgraduate education. We find that, among high-ability female students, being assigned a female professor leads to substantial increases in the probability of working in a STEM occupation and the probability of receiving a STEM master’s degree.
|June 2013||Education, Birth Order, and Family Size|
with Jesper Bagger, Javier A. Birchenall, Sergio Urzúa: w19111
We introduce a general framework to analyze the trade-off between education and family size. Our framework incorporates parental preferences for birth order and delivers theoretically consistent birth order and family size effects on children's educational attainment. We develop an empirical strategy to identify these effects. We show that the coefficient on family size in a regression of educational attainment on birth order and family size does not identify the family size effect as defined within our framework, even when the endogeneity of both birth order and family size are properly accounted for. Using Danish administrative data we test the theoretical implications of the model. The data does not reject our theory. We find significant birth order and family size effects in individual...