ERIC Number: ED346883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
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Gender and Salary Differentials for Administrative and Professional Staff in Metropolitan Chicago Special Libraries.
Putnam, Kerin E.
This report describes a study of gender and salary differentials for metropolitan Chicago special librarians at the administrative and professional levels. Statistics are reported for all respondents and for administrative positions only. A mail survey of 20% of the population in academic, corporate, and noncorporate special libraries was done. The results are: (1) there are fewer males than females at the administrative and professional levels; (2) females are paid 3.4% less than their male counterparts; (3) salary differentials for women do not follow the national or regional trends, but vary between 13.5% less and 9.5% more than men; (4) corporate special libraries pay women 6.6% more than men and women make up 83% of the population; and (5) noncorporate special libraries employ 64.7% women, but pay them 9.5% less than men. The salary and gender data presented in this study indicate that women employed in special libraries in Chicago are, overall, being given equal treatment in their profession with slight variances dependent upon the type of special library in which they work. Appended materials include definitions of terms, a copy of the survey questionnaire and cover letters, and five graphs displaying survey data. A 19-item bibliography is provided as well as 9 references. (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois