ERIC Number: ED432474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-26
How Large Is the Gap in Salaries of Male and Female Engineers? SRS Issue Brief.
Lal, Bhavya; Yoon, Sam; Carlson, Ken
This issue brief examines the gender salary gap in engineering, an occupation in which women held 10% of the jobs in 1995. Using multivariate regression analysis, various potential explanations for the salary gap in this field are explored. It was concluded that the salary gap is primarily explained by the fact that female engineers, on average, have fewer years of experience since obtaining their first baccalaureate degree than males. Salaries of male and female engineers with similar years of experience are virtually the same. (CCM)
Descriptors: Employment, Engineering, Higher Education, Quality of Working Life, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Science Education, Sex Differences, Technical Occupations
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.