Differential Earnings of the Agricultural Graduates: New Evidence from the Agribusiness Industry

Utilizing an original data set, we use regression analysis to estimate the impact of various factors on the earnings and the gender wage gap of the agribusiness graduates. Findings indicate that factors such as education, experience, gender, job sector, status and specialty, etc., are important factors in determining earnings. In particular, characteristics such as experience through a foreign internship during college, marketing, accounting and finance specialties are associated with a relatively high market value. Despite progress in recent years, results suggest that a 19 % wage gap still exists between men and women due to differences in human capital characteristics, differences in labor force participation behavior and individual lifestyle choices.


Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/8182
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/8182
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 10, Issue 2
Page range:
49-66
Total Pages:
18




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