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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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  • Brad R. Humphreys, 2000. "Equal Pay on the Hardwood: The Earnings Gap between Male and Female NCAA Division I Basketball Coaches," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 1(3), pages 299-307, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:1:y:2000:i:3:p:299-307
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    1. Lawrence M. Kahn, 2006. "Race, Performance, Pay, and Retention Among National Basketball Association Head Coaches," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 7(2), pages 119-149, May.
    2. Kahn, Lawrence M., 2009. "The Economics of Discrimination: Evidence from Basketball," IZA Discussion Papers 3987, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Jahn Hakes & Chad Turner, 2011. "Pay, productivity and aging in Major League Baseball," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 61-74, February.
    4. Turner, Chad & Hakes, Jahn Karl, 2007. "The Collective Bargaining Effects of NBA Player Productivity Dynamics," MPRA Paper 5058, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Peter von Allmen, 2013. "Coaching women and women coaching: pay differentials in the Title IX era," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports, chapter 13, pages 269-290 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    Basketball; Female; Gender; NCAA; Segregation; Women;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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