Gender Gaps in Wage and Promotion

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Proposal Description:

How have gender gaps in wages and promotion likelihood evolved since 1900, overall and conditional on productivity? This project leverages a novel 1900-2020 database of California university professors linked to fields, promotions, teaching loads, salaries, and possibly publications and citation information to measure the evolving role of gender in the workplace. The Tobin RA will primarily conduct statistical analysis of these data, along with some literature review, data cleaning, and (hopefully) writing up the findings into a working paper.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Coursework in econometrics and experience with a statistical programming language, preferably R. A broad interest in empirical economic research, as well as interest in labor economics and/or the economics of education. Successful RAs will be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

  • Eve Grobman
  • Aarjav Josh