ERIC Number: ED158685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Study of Salary Equity Between Male and Female Faculty Members of the State of Maryland Public 4-Year Institutions.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Differences in salaries by sex were studied among the faculty of Maryland public higher education institutions. Focus was on the overall pattern, with consideration of the issue of promotion to rank at the University of Maryland and the state colleges and universities. The scope of the study was limited to full-time, permanent faculty, and data were collected on annual salary, type of contract, highest degree obtained, year the highest degree was awarded, years employed in the current institutions, age, academic rank, years in current rank, HEGIS discipline, and sex. Multiple regression analysis was used. The findings include: (1) On the average, males and females teaching in the same fields, holding the same rank and having the same years of experience in that rank are paid approximately the same salaries. (2) Generally, there does not seem to be evidence of discrimination on account of sex in promotion to academic rank at the state colleges and universities. (3) The University of Maryland's data show a general pattern of different rates of promotion to rank for males and females, but this result may not be definitive evidence of discrimination. (4) Two limitations apply to these conclusions: they are based on aggregate data and do not address individual cases, and the low number of women faculty presented statistical problems in some cases. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers: Maryland; University of Maryland
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