Higher Education: Is more better? Gender Differences in Labour Market Returns to Tertiary Education in Israel

Tally Katz-Gerro, Meir Yaish

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Abstract

Research on the transition from post-secondary education to the labour market refers mainly to differences between academic and vocational tracks in secondary education. In this paper we analyse Israeli data focusing on the transition from different levels of post secondary degrees and from various fields of study to the labour market. We examine three labour market outcomes: employment status, occupational prestige attainment, and job match. Data are drawn from a supplement to the 1983 Israeli Census, which includes a random sample of Israel's tertiary education degree holders (vocational and academic). Our central finding is that men who work in female-dominated occupations get better returns than women, and women who work in male-dominated occupations get better returns than men. We discuss several explanations of this finding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-593
Number of pages23
JournalOxford Review of Education
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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