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Author: Astorne-Figari, Carmen
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1. Astorne-Figari, Carmen
Speer, Jamin D.
Drop Out, Switch Majors, or Persist? The Contrasting Gender Gaps
Economics Letters 164 (March 2018): 82-85.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176518300107
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): College Dropouts; College Enrollment; College Graduates; College Major/Field of Study/Courses; Gender Differences; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

Men and women respond differently to early-college struggles. Men are more likely than women to drop out of college, while women are more likely to switch majors. These effects offset so that there is no gender gap in the probability of graduating in one's initial major choice. For students who begin in STEM majors, however, women are far less likely to graduate in the field, driven by the fact that they are twice as likely to switch majors. We find no evidence that women are more sensitive to poor academic performance in the switching or dropout decisions.
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Astorne-Figari, Carmen and Jamin D. Speer. "Drop Out, Switch Majors, or Persist? The Contrasting Gender Gaps." Economics Letters 164 (March 2018): 82-85.