Data and Code for: Field Specializations among Beginning Economists: Are there Gender Differences?

  • Eva Sierminska (Creator)
  • Ronald L. Oaxaca (Creator)



This is data and/or code accompanying the article in which we model the process of field specialization choice among beginning economists within a multivariate logit framework that accommodates single and dual primary field specializations and incorporates correlations among field specialization choices. We investigate whether gender differences in fields are driven by economic or by non-economic factors. We add field specific monetary components (salaries) and expected probabilities of academic employment, which is an additional novel aspect of this research. Conditioning on personal, economic, and institutional variables reveals that women graduate students are less likely to specialize in Labor/Health, Macro/Finance, Industrial Organization, Public Economics, and Development/Growth/International and are more likely to specialize in Agricultural/Resource/Environmental Economics.
Date made available2021
PublisherICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Date of data productionJan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2018
Geographical coverageUnited States

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