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ERIC Number: ED445638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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Sex Differences in the Supplemental Earnings of College and University Faculty. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Perna, Laura Walter
This study explores the extent to which college and university faculty supplement their basic institutional salaries, and whether, after controlling for differences in human capital, productivity, and structural characteristics, the tendency to supplement salary and the amount of supplemental earnings varies between women and men. Data for the study is from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. Variables examined were basic institutional salary, supplemental earnings (from various sources), years of experience, academic rank, family responsibilities, research productivity, whether the faculty member holds an 11/12-month or a 9/10-month contract, as well as institutional type, size, and mission. The study found that 75 percent of full-time faculty supplement their basic institutional salaries with income from other sources; private consulting is associated with a greater likelihood of receiving supplemental earnings as well as higher amounts of supplemental earnings. Women are less likely than men to supplement income and also average lower amounts than men, even after controlling for differences in human capital, productivity, and structural characteristics. These differences suggest important sex differences in the financial welfare of women versus men faculty and also in professional prestige and individual, institutional, and societal benefits that accrue to faculty who engage in private consulting. (Contains 40 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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