From The Wall Street Journal
Harris Public Policy Professor Dan Black

Harris School of Public Policy Professor Dan Black was featured in The Wall Street Journal, discussing his paper comparing college major choices between female and male students in order to understand the gender pay gap. 

"But even when women majored in traditionally male-dominated topics such as engineering or business, they tended to end up in professions with lower potential wages," the article said. "For instance, women born between 1955 and 1965 who majored in those fields worked in professions where the potential wage was 12% below those chosen by their male counterparts. For women born between 1975 and 1985, that gap had narrowed to 6%."

Black co-wrote the paper with former Harris Public Policy Visiting Assistant Professor Carolyn Sloane and Professor and Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute Erik Hurst.

Full coverage available at The Wall Street Journal