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ERIC Number: EJ939967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
Advancement's Sticky Issues
Jackson, Patricia
CURRENTS, v37 n6 p16-19 Jul-Aug 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 might still be making less than their male counterparts--and indeed women 61 and over make $42,000 less than men--she was shocked to learn that women in their 30s earn $6,000 less, and women in their 40s earn around $18,000 less. How can this be true in this day and age when women earn more college degrees than men and constitute more than two-thirds of the advancement profession? More important, how is it that those in hiring positions continue to award salaries to men that are on average more than $10,000 a year higher than what they offer women for the same work? In this article, the author discusses the persistent inequality of pay between women and men and the almost total lack of people of color in the profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A