ERIC Number: EJ1205272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Capitalism and the Faculty Salary Gap
Johnson, Jessica A.; Taylor, Barrett J.
Innovative Higher Education, v44 n1 p21-35 Feb 2019
In the academic capitalist knowledge regime, institutions compete for prestige and funding. Reward structures emphasize science and engineering (S&E) fields for their potential to generate money and status. Masculine norms and male majority in S&E fields may create conditions for gender differences in faculty compensation. We explored the relationship between institutional S&E emphasis and the faculty salary gap at 130 public research universities. Findings suggest that the salary gap for full professors varies over time - decreasing at institutions with the greatest S&E emphasis and increasing at institutions with lower levels of S&E emphasis. Context matters when exploring gender differences in institutional rewards.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Financial Support, Rewards, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Correlation, Science Education, Engineering Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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