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Equal Pay on the Hardwood: The Earnings Gap between Male and Female NCAA Division I Basketball Coaches

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  • Brad R. Humphreys

    (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

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This article examines the earnings gap between male and female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) head basketball coaches. Within women's basketball, female head coaches earn base salaries 9% higher than males. Estimates from a human capital earnings model suggest that differences in job performance and institution-specific gender segregation explain this earnings gap. The base salaries of women's head basketball coaches of both sexes are also compared to those of men's head basketball coaches. Women's head coaches of either gender earn about 50% of the base salary of the average men's head coach. The earnings differential between women's and men's basketball coaches is attributable to occupation and not the coach's gender, thus prestige from men's sports, customer discrimination, and the preferences of athletic directors may explain this gap.

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Article provided by in its journal Journal of Sports Economics.

Volume (Year): 1 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 299-307

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Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:1:y:2000:i:3:p:299-307

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Keywords: Basketball; Female; Gender; NCAA; Segregation; Women;

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Cited by:
  1. Kahn, Lawrence M., 2009. "The Economics of Discrimination: Evidence from Basketball," IZA Discussion Papers 3987, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Turner, Chad & Hakes, Jahn, 2007. "Pay, productivity and aging in Major League Baseball," MPRA Paper 4326, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Turner, Chad & Hakes, Jahn Karl, 2007. "The Collective Bargaining Effects of NBA Player Productivity Dynamics," MPRA Paper 5058, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Kahn, Lawrence M., 2004. "Race, Performance, Pay and Retention among National Basketball Association Head Coaches," IZA Discussion Papers 1120, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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