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Authordc.contributor.authorBordón, Paola 
Authordc.contributor.authorCanals, Catalina 
Authordc.contributor.authorMizala Salcés, Alejandra 
Admission datedc.date.accessioned2021-08-23T23:58:35Z
Available datedc.date.available2021-08-23T23:58:35Z
Publication datedc.date.issued2020
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationEconomics of Education Review (2020) Volumen: 77 Número de artícul: 102011es_ES
Identifierdc.identifier.other10.1016/j.econedurev.2020.102011
Identifierdc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.uchile.cl/handle/2250/181440
Abstractdc.description.abstractThis paper studies gender differences in college applications in Chile. We use the revealed preferences of students for college major choice by taking advantage of Chile's Centralized Admission System, and estimate a nested logit model to predict the first preference of applicants. We find that males apply to selective programs even when they are marginal candidates, while equally qualified female candidates tend to apply less often to these programs. Using counterfactual exercises, we conclude that to successfully address the gender gap, along with promoting females' participation in STEM careers, we must increase males' willingness to consider non-STEM fields. Closing the gender gap does not imply a loss in terms of talent distribution by area of knowledge.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipComision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (CONICYT) CONICYT FONDECYT N1140834 ANID/PIA/Basal Project FB0003 Millennium Nucleus on Social Development supercomputing infrastructure of the NLHPC at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile ECM-02 ANID/FONDAP/15130009 ANID/Doctorado Nacional/2017-21170290es_ES
Lenguagedc.language.isoenes_ES
Publisherdc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Science Ltdes_ES
Sourcedc.sourceEconomics of Education Reviewes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectGender gapes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectGender preferenceses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectCollege major choicees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectNested logites_ES
Títulodc.titleThe gender gap in college major choice in Chilees_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
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