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ERIC Number: ED429489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 30
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A Summary of Two Studies on Pay Disparities by Race and Gender: Evidence from the 1988 and 1993 NCES Surveys.
Toutkoushian, Robert K.
This paper summarizes the key findings of two separate studies of issues pertaining to pay equity for faculty by race and gender. Data were obtained from the 1988 and 1993 National Studies of Postsecondary Faculty, which contain information on 11,013 and 31,354 faculty, respectively. It was found that the unexplained wage gap between men and women was between 8 and 10 percent, which is comparable to findings from earlier national studies conducted in the 1970s and 1980s. It was also found that the unexplained wage gap for younger women in academe was much lower than that for older women. These results suggest that the unexplained wage gap between men and women should fall as younger women enter the profession and replace more senior faculty. Significant pay differentials were also found between white and Hispanic faculty, although there was no evidence of an unexplained white/black pay differential after controlling for relevant factors. (Contains 26 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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