The objective of this thesis is to examine the success of minorities (black, and Hispanic/Latino employees) and women in the United States workforce, defining success by employment percentage and earnings. The goal of this thesis is to study the impact gender, race, passage of time, and national economic status reflected in gross domestic product have on the success of minorities and women. In particular, this thesis considers the impact of these factors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries. Varying coefficient models are utilized in the analysis of data sets for national employment percentages and earnings.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
Mathematical Science; Industrial Mathematics
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Goedeker, Amanda, "Analysis of Employment and Earnings Using Varying Coefficient Models to Assess Success of Minorities and Women" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5267.