Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors

  title={Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors},
  author={Marianne Bertrand and Claudia Dale Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz},
  journal={American Economic Journal: Applied Economics},
The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of their careers, their earnings soon diverge, with the male earnings advantage reaching almost 60 log points a decade after MBA completion. Three proximate factors account for the large and rising gender gap in earnings: differences in training prior to MBA graduation, differences in career interruptions… 

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