Using education to reduce the wage gap between men and women

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Using a theoretical model we analyzed the decision of men and women to acquire human capital in the form of extra education. We found that women tend to seek higher levels of education than men in an attempt to reduce the wage gap between themselves and their male peers. We also showed that for women with strong abilities, this strategy is an effective one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-416
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • Gender
  • Human capital
  • Labor market

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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