ERIC Number: ED352901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in the Ranks and Salaries of Academic Women in Pennsylvania, 1971-1989. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Singh, Manjit K.; Weidman, John C.
This study analyzed trends from 1971 to 1989 in academic ranks and salaries of women faculty as compared to men faculty in Pennsylvania's higher education institutions. The data for the study were culled from public documents published yearly from 1971-72 to 1989-90 by the Division of Educational Statistics, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, covering academic ranks, salaries and tenure status of faculty in Pennsylvania. Analysis of the trends found that, by rank, representation of women professors had increased by 5.8 percent, most of which could be attributed to increases of women faculty at community colleges. Examination of salary trends showed that at the professor level, women were earning approximately 90 percent of men's salaries. With regard to trends in numbers of tenured faculty, limited data indicated that at state-owned institutions tenured positions for all faculty declined over the years. Overall, the study indicated that the status of academic women in terms of rank and compensation has not improved significantly over the past two decades. Equity was found to be greatest in the state-owned institutions where faculty have union representation. (Contains 20 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania