The Academic Gender Earnings Gap: The Effect of Market Salaries and Imperfect Productivity Measures
AbstractThe paper contributes to the growing literature on wage determination within academia. The data arise from a pay-equity study carried out in a single Midwestern U.S. university over the 1996-7 academic year. The focus is upon understanding differences between male-female pay, and in particular why females earn approximately 20% less than their male counterparts. Do gender differences in the balance between research, teaching and service hold the key? Econometric results suggest that objective measures of productivity and subjective peer review ratings both play a significant role in male earnings determination. Interestingly academic productivity, however measured, fails to plays a significant role in the female wage specifications.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number wp200703.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Cavanaugh Hall 516, 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-4756
Fax: (317) 274-2347
Web page: http://www.iupui.edu/~econ/
More information through EDIRC
Gender; Earnings Gap; Productivity;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-04-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-04-29 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2008-04-29 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SOG-2008-04-29 (Sociology of Economics)
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ye Zhang).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.