Why does the Job Corps increase gender earnings inequality?
Anthony Strittmatter ()
No 1429, Economics Working Paper Series from University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science
Several studies considering the Job Corps find more positive earnings effects for males than for females. This effect heterogeneity in favor of males contrasts with the results of the majority of other training program evaluations. Applying the translated quantile approach of Bitler, Hoynes, and Domina (2014), I show that an important mechanism behind the surprising findings for the Job Corps operates through existing gender earnings inequality rather than Job Corps trainability differences by gender. A program assignment mechanism that balances the earnings structure could increase earnings opportunities without promoting gender inequality.
Keywords: Gender Inequality; Decomposition; Quantile Regression; Program Evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 J38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2014-09, Revised 2017-04
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