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The Gender Wage Gap and Education Public Deposited

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  • Does the wage gap exist in careers that require higher levels of educational attainment? Research indicates that, on average, women make around 80% of what men earn. This study aims to investigate the relationship between educational attainment and the magnitude of the wage gap. Due to the differences in gender socialization, I expect to find that the wage gap persists, regardless of degree obtained. To test this hypothesis, survey data relevant to gender, education, and wages were collected, and t-tests as well as multivariate regression analysis are used. The results aren’t in line with my hypothesis, instead indicating that gender and level of educational attainment aren’t significant indicators of income. However, there does exist a disparity in income between men and women at the post-graduate level, which indicates that my hypothesis isn’t entirely off. Further research is needed to be more conclusive about this matter.
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