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Individual and institutional determinants of the male female wage gap among U.S. economics faculty


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  • Todd L Cherry

    (Appalachian State University)

  • Garey C. Durden

    (Appalachian State University)

  • Patricia E. Gaynor

    (Appalachian State University)


This paper provides new evidence on the male female wage gap in academia. Using unique data from the economics discipline, we estimate a human-capital based model to explore the nature of wage differentials among male and female economics professors. Results indicate the salary gap varies across systematically across individual and institutional characteristics.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 245-254

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00732

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