ERIC Number: EJ1057327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing the Impact of Gender and Race on Earnings in the Library Science Labor Market
Sweeper, Darren; Smith, Steven A.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n2 p171-183 Mar 2010
Using data from the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates, this paper examines earnings in the library science labor market and assesses the impact of gender on the income attainment process. We use this cross-sectional dataset to determine if there are significant income differences between male and female library science professionals. The approach taken in this paper is to build a theoretical model of income attainment for librarians. We then discuss the methodology used to analyze the data and test the model, followed by a discussion of the results and recommendations for further research.
Descriptors: National Surveys, Library Science, Labor Market, Gender Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Income, Library Personnel, Librarians, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Differences, Salaries, Family Structure, Employment Level, Geographic Location, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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