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Title: Title IX and the spatial content of female employment—Out of the lab and into the labor market

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2019

ISSN: 09275371

DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2019.04.004

Abstract: Sports participation is a sex typed extracurricular activity cited as a source of the male advantage in some spatial skills. We exploit the large increase in females’ high school sports participation due to Title IX, which prohibited discrimination in federally assisted educational programs, to test this hypothesis. We relate Title IX induced increases in females’ sport participation to a test of three dimensional spatial rotation and the spatial content of their occupational employment as captured by Dictionary of Occupational Titles codes. We find little evidence that this increase in sports participation had an impact on either of these measures.

Url: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927537119300375

Url: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0927537119300375

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Authors: Baker, Michael; Cornelson, Kirsten

Periodical (Full): Labour Economics


Volume: 58

Pages: 128-144

Data Collections: IPUMS ATUS

Topics: Gender, Labor Force and Occupational Structure

Countries: United States