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Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2011
There has been a long-standing concern amongst policymakers, economists, and trade unions over the persistent earnings gap between men and women in the Canadian labour market. Although this gap has narrowed over time, women's average hourly wages still remain about 16% lower than that earned by men. The reasons for this inequality in male and…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Rank (Professional), Womens Education, Foreign Countries
Roach, Bonnie L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
There is ample evidence that there still is a pay gap amongst men and women and the situation is no different if academia. Many studies have examined various types of gender discrimination in academia and two areas in particular are problematic--salaries and representation of female faculty in upper ranks of academia. This paper examines the past…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials
American Association of University Women, 2012
Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women continue to be paid less than men in nearly every occupation. Because pay is a fundamental part of everyday life, enabling individuals to support themselves and their families, the pay gap evokes passionate debate. Although the data confirming the persistence of the pay gap are…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences, College Graduates, Debt (Financial)
Meyers, Laura E. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study investigates faculty gender pay equity in higher education. Using data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty and drawing on human capital theory, structural theory, and the theory of comparable worth, this study uses cross-classified random effects modeling to explore what factors may be contributing to the pay…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Higher Education, Women Faculty, Teacher Salaries
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women, 2012
Women are paid significantly less than men are in nearly every occupation. Because pay equity affects women and their families in all walks of life, it is not surprising that many women consider the issue important. For more than 130 years, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has advocated for gender equity in education and the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Gender Differences, Income, Employment
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Renard, Monika K. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
Can you name 20 influences on pay that could cause a difference in earnings between two ostensibly equal employees? This short, involving exercise can be used to illustrate the numerous influences that affect how employees' pay is determined, for example, education, experience required for the job, supply and demand, company size, seniority, and…
Descriptors: Employees, Supply and Demand, Organization Size (Groups), Salaries
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Porter, Stephen R.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Moore, John V., III – Review of Higher Education, 2008
The national media and academic journals have reported a sizable wage gap between men and women in academe--a gap that has persisted over time. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics for 2004-2005 show that the average salary for all male faculty ($69,337) exceeded the average salary for female faculty ($56,926) by almost 22%.…
Descriptors: Wages, Women Faculty, Labor Market, Gender Discrimination
Frechette, Julie – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Although gender discrimination in all of its manifestations is often thought to be absent from higher education, academic institutions are hierarchical organizations that offer rewards, status and privilege, thereby rendering the status of women within these institutions politically and economically vulnerable. With each generation of female…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Culture, Administrative Organization, Power Structure
Jackson, Patricia – CURRENTS, 2011
The author did not expect to be surprised or disturbed by the data from the latest Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) salary survey; however, she was. CASE has been conducting the survey since 1982, so she assumed the findings would mirror her own salary history and those of her peers. While she suspected that older women…
Descriptors: Comparable Worth, Salary Wage Differentials, Employment Practices, Gender Bias
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2008
Over the last generation, the instructional staffing system in American higher education has experienced a significant reduction in the proportion of jobs for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a dramatic growth in fixed-term full- and part-time instructional jobs without tenure. About 70 percent of the people teaching in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tenure, Public Colleges, Health Insurance