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ERIC Number: ED443331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 37
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Sex Differences in Faculty Salaries: A Cohort Analysis.
Perna, Laura Walter
This study examined sex differences in faculty salaries, exploring how lower salaries for women varied across different rank/experience cohorts. Data came from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. Six cohorts were defined: assistant professors with 1-2 years experience, 3-6 years experience, 7-12 years experience, or 13-20 years experience, and full professors with 13-20 years or more than 20 years of experience. The dependent variable was basic salary. Independent variables included research productivity, measured by number of refereed publications in the past two years; service and administrative productivity, measured by percent of time allocated to each activity; and teaching productivity, measured by teaching level and committee work. Among younger faculty at each rank, lower salaries for women related to other differences between women and men faculty (lower levels of human capital investment and research productivity, and over-representation in particular types of institutions and fields). Among the older faculty at each rank, the observed male-female salary advantage was only partially explained by these differences. Women full-time faculty received basic salaries that were 25 percent lower than those of men in full-time faculty positions. Experience was an important predictor of basic salary. The influence of race/ethnicity on salary varied across the cohorts, although without a pattern. (Contains 54 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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