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Faculty Salaries and Alternative Forms of Representation

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  • Felice Martinello


    (Department of Economics, Brock University)

The effects of different forms of collective representation (unions and special plans with and without binding arbitration) on faculty salaries are estimated for Ontario universities, 1970-2004. Compared to status-less faculty associations, unions had virtually no effect while special plans without binding arbitration led to lower salaries. Special plans with binding arbitration yielded higher salaries. The data also show severe compression and inversion in the age-salary profiles in the 2000s and large decreases in the salary differentials between full and associate professors. Average salaries were lower the higher the proportions of women faculty in the 1970s, but the effect dissipated and even reversed itself by the end of the sample. Finally, faculty salaries responded to the cost of living in the university’s city and faculty salaries were higher, on average, in universities with higher average research productivity.

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Paper provided by Brock University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0701.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2007
Handle: RePEc:brk:wpaper:0701
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  1. Daniel I. Rees & Pradeep Kumar & Dorothy W. Fisher, 1995. "The Salary Effect of Faculty Unionism in Canada," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 48(3), pages 441-451, April.
  2. Debra A. Barbezat, 1989. "The Effect of Collective Bargaining on Salaries in Higher Education," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 42(3), pages 443-455, April.
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