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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
The effects of human capital depreciation on occupational gender segregation
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Hsueh-Hsiang (Cher) Li, UW Department of Economics
Abstract: This talk analyzes how human capital depreciation affects occupational gender segregation. Prior studies are generally biased because, given an occupational depreciation rate, female workers endogenously choose the duration of leave. I address this problem by proposing an alternative depreciation measure utilizing involuntary job displacement shocks. Using this depreciation proxy along with additional pecuniary and non-pecuniary occupational attributes, I estimate a conditional logit model of occupational choices separately for male and female college graduates. My results show that women have a stronger distaste than men for occupations with high human capital depreciation.<br>
Host: Sprott
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301)
Askaryan Radio Array at the South Pole
Time: 1:20 pm
Place: 2223 Chamberlin
Speaker: Michael DuVernois, University of Wisconsin IceCube
Abstract: A series of weekly presentations and discussions of current research topics in physics by the scientists involved in those studies designed to expose students to the topics and excitement of the research frontier.
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