In a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Patricia Cortés, Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, & Law, and her co-authors discuss gender differences in the job search process. By analyzing the data from nearly 3,200 undergraduate business students from 2013 to 2019, the study shows two key findings: 1) gender differences in the timing that candidates accept a job offer, and 2) over a longer job search period, the gender earnings gap narrows. The researchers cite several potential explanations for such patterns in the job search such as higher levels of risk aversion by women and higher levels of overoptimism by men. They also provide suggestions for a job search model and policies that address these particular gender differences.
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