Sex Differences in the Utilization of Educational Capital among College-Educated Workers

Kimberlee A. Shauman, University of California, Davis

This paper examines sex differences in the labor force utilization of college education in an attempt to understand the persistence of occupational segregation among college-educated workers. The focal concept of this analysis, the utilization of educational capital, is conceptualized and various operationalizations discussed. I then examine the extent, character and correlates of sex differences in the utilization of educational capital using data from the 1993 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG-93). The multivariate analysis assesses the extent to which observed sex differences are attributable to individual- and family-level characteristics.

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Presented in Session 168: Gender Differentials in Schooling and Occupations