Undergraduate Honors Thesis


Gender-Based Retention in Principles of Microeconomics at the University of Colorado Boulder Public Deposited

  • This study employs a linear probability model to explore differences between male and female students taking Principles of Microeconomics courses during their first year of study at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Data is analyzed with stratification according to major choice (whether or not the student has declared economics as a major) at three time periods (upon admission, fall semester, and spring semester) to determine if there is a meaningful difference between male and female students. This study demonstrates that the holes in the “leaky pipeline" are actually relatively small when it comes to women's experiences in Principles of Microeconomics in their first year of school. The only regression with a statistically significant beta value for gender is the one that does not control for student experiences in the first year of college and measures major declared upon admission.
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  • 2015-01-01
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  • 2019-12-02
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