ERIC Number: ED418668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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Faculty Salary Revisited: Discrimination by Sex and Race.
This study examined salary discrimination by race and sex for faculty of higher education institutions. Data were obtained from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93), a cross-sectional survey of 817 public and private higher education institutions and 25,780 faculty. The findings indicated that while the salary gap between white and nonwhite faculty groups was not statistically significant, sex discrimination in faculty salaries still exists. Female faculty members received 6.6 to 9.0 percent less than their male counterparts in 1992, controlling for degree, rank, professional experience, discipline, union membership, and other factors. The proportions of salary differentials varied depending on the specific model used. Although there were no fundamental differences in the sign and statistical significance of the coefficients between pooled and separate models by sex, in separate models minority group membership had significant effects on faculty salary across the models, except for the basic model for the female group. However, male or female minority faculty members enjoyed either a salary advantage or suffered a salary disadvantage depending on the model used. It was concluded that the interpretation of salary differentials by race should be carefully made, since the coefficients are sensitive to the model used. (Contains 43 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: National Study of Postsecondary Faculty
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (22nd, Albuquerque, NM, November 6-8, 1997).