ERIC Number: ED043292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Earnings of Professional Women at Indiana University.
Berry, Sara; Erenburg, Mark
Recent economic research has uncovered increasing evidence that women earn less than men in our society, even when they have similar qualifications and perform similar jobs. This study investigated whether a similar pattern of economic discrimination prevailed at Indiana University. Salaries were compared of men and women who had faculty or faculty-administrative appointments in December 1968, on the basis of: (1) type of appointment; (2) rank; (3) school in which the appointment was held; (4) level of education as measured by the highest degree held; and (5) professional experience as measured by the length of time an individual had taught at the University and the length of time to complete his or her education. The difference in gross monthly salaries between men and women was $375.61, and, with all variables held constant, women could expect to earn about $100 per month less than a man. The difference in gross income is partly because women tend to held fewer advanced degrees, have lower academic ranks and fewer administrative appointments, and tend to teach in schools where average salaries are relatively low. The fact that women still earn $100 less per month suggests a systematic bias in the University's methods of determining individual salaries that works to the detriment of women. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Indiana University