An Analysis of the Male-Female Earning Gap in the U.S., 1991-2009 An Educational Attainment-Weighted Model Your Name July 27, 2011 Abstract This study analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data for mean male and female earning in the United States from 1991 to 2009, sorted into various educational attainment categories, ranging from the ninth grade to PhD holders. Statistical analysis revealed that (a) the earning gap between men and women is shrinking in a roughly linear pattern; (b) in order of R2, the most important and significant (p < .05) predictors of variance in the overall gender earning gap are a high school diploma (R2 = .826), some college without a diploma (R2 = .777), and a Bachelor’s degree (R2 = .591); and (c) the gender earning...The end:
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