Gender Gap in Undergraduate Business Programs

dc.contributor.authorBall, Jenniferen_US
dc.dateNovember 2010en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the last several years there has been much scholarship in the area of the "reverse gender gap" in colleges and universities, as there have been more women than men attending and graduating from colleges and universities since the early 1980s. Little if any scholarship exists about students and recent graduates from business programs specifically, so in this paper I explore the gender gap trend there. Included are patterns among the majors and emphases in business programs (accounting, economics, finance, etc.) and a logit model with choice of business major as the dependent variable. Preliminary findings include the following: the odds a woman will choose business as a major are smaller than those of a man, the odds a student will choose business as a major is inversely related tot he level of the education of the student's parents, and the odds a student with advanced placement (AP) credit in high school will choose business as a major are smaller than those of students without AP credit. The finding regarding parents' education is driven by the behavior of female students.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKaw Valley Banken_US
dc.identifier.otherSchool of Business Working Paper Series; No. 127en_US
dc.publisherWashburn University. School of Businessen_US
dc.subjectGender gapen_US
dc.subjectWomen business studentsen_US
dc.subjectBusiness schoolsen_US
dc.titleGender Gap in Undergraduate Business Programsen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US
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