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Does Gender Affect Compensation Among NCAA Basketball Coaches?

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  • Stacy L. Brook

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    (University of Iowa)

  • Sarah Foster

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    (University of Sioux Falls)

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    Due to significant salary differences between male and female employees, NCAA institutions have been accused of gender compensation discrimination. However, we hypothesize that some of these compensation differences may be a result of market forces as opposed to overt discrimination. To test this hypothesis, we created a statistical model incorporating variables affecting NCAA school revenues and coaching performance, and use a linear regression to estimate the statistical impact each variable has on compensation. Our empirical findings do not find employer discrimination of NCAA basketball coaches in 2004-2005.

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    Article provided by Fitness Information Technology in its journal International Journal of Sport Finance.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 96-106

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