Pay Differences Among the Highly Trained: Cohort Differences in the Sex Gap in Lawyers' Earnings

  title={Pay Differences Among the Highly Trained: Cohort Differences in the Sex Gap in Lawyers' Earnings},
  author={Mary C. Noonan and Mary P. Corcoran and Mary C Mary E Paul N Courant},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={853 - 872}
  • Mary C. Noonan, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary C Mary E Paul N Courant
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Business
  • Social Forces
  • Using unique data from a survey of University of Michigan Law School graduates, we test various models of how sex differences in pay, labor supply and job settings should have evolved as women entered the elite male field of law. We compare the sex gap in earnings 15 years after graduation for two cohorts of lawyers and find that it has remained constant over time. In both cohorts, men earn 52 percent more than women, 17 percent more than women with similar characteristics, and 11 percent more… CONTINUE READING
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