Gender differences in current and starting salaries: The role of performance, college major, and job title
This study examines starting and current salaries of exempt employees hired between 1976 and 1986 by a large, private firm. In 1986 the ratio of women's salaries to men's was 88%. With controls for year of hire, potential experience, degree, college major, firm tenure, performance, and job title, the ratio is 94-95% for the full sample and 97-98% for college graduates. Women's 1986 salary disadvantage can be traced largely to their salary disadvantage at the time of hire: with an adjustment for starting salary, the 1986 salary ratio rises to 96-99% for the full sample and 98-100% for college graduates. The apparently greater female disadvantage in starting salary than in subsequent salary growth may stem from the smaller amount of job-relevant information available on applicants than on current employees. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)
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Volume (Year): 43 (1990)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
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