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Agricultural Graduate Earnings: The Impacts of College, Career, and Gender

Andrew P. Barkley, Cynthia K. Sylvius and Wendy A. Stock

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 81, issue 4, pages 785-800
Published in print November 1999 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online November 1999 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244324
Agricultural Graduate Earnings: The Impacts of College, Career, and Gender

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Survey data were used to identify determinants of starting and current salaries of agricultural graduates from Kansas State University from 1976–97. Salaries were significantly influenced by major field, advanced degrees, job location, gender and family variables, motivation for accepting a job, and job mobility. Salary structures were estimated separately for male and female alumni. Women earned less than men, after controlling for observed differences between the two groups. Decomposition of the salary differential revealed that gender salary differences were primarily due to differences between sexes in starting salaries, field of study, job experience, and higher returns to married men.

Keywords: college of agriculture; determinants of earnings; labor markets; gender earnings gap; Oaxaca decomposition; J240; J310

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Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour ; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs

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