NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Title IX and the Spatial Content of Female Employment--Out of the Lab and into the Labor Market

Michael Baker, Kirsten Cornelson

NBER Working Paper No. 22641
Issued in September 2016
NBER Program(s):Economics of Education, Labor Studies

Sports participation is a leading environmental explanation of the male advantage in some spatial skills. We exploit the large increase in females’ high school sports participation due to Title IX to test this hypothesis. We relate Title IX induced increases in females’ sport participation to the spatial content of their occupational employment as captured by Dictionary of Occupational Titles codes, and a test of three dimensional spatial rotation. We find little evidence that this increase in sports participation had an impact on either of these measures.

download in pdf format
   (450 K)

email paper

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w22641

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded* these:
Bondurant, Lindo, and Swensen w22610 Substance Abuse Treatment Centers and Local Crime
Morse, Wang, and Wu w22597 Executive Lawyers: Gatekeepers or Strategic Officers?
Eren and Mocan w22611 Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles
Cohen, Hahn, Hall, Levitt, and Metcalfe w22627 Using Big Data to Estimate Consumer Surplus: The Case of Uber
Layton, McGuire, and van Kleef w22642 Deriving Risk Adjustment Payment Weights to Maximize Efficiency of Health Insurance Markets
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us