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  • Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E.

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    (European Central Bank)

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    The data described in this paper come from a unique cross section study collected by the author, using a postal questionnaire, of five Scottish Universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews undertaken in 1995/6. It encompasses detailed information on the personal and working history of 900 academics. The paper aims to provide the reader with a fuller picture of the characteristics of today’s average UK academic. Second, it aims to take advantage of this more detailed information to make some comment on the current debate in the UK concerning gender discrimination and underpayment in academia.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 63.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp63
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    1. Van W. Kolpin & Larry D & Singell & Jr, 1996. "The gender composition and scholarly performance of economics departments: A test for employment discrimination," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 49(3), pages 408-423, April.
    2. Mincer, Jacob & Polachek, Solomon, 1974. "Family Investment in Human Capital: Earnings of Women," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 82(2), pages S76-S108, Part II, .
    3. Karen Mumford, . "The Gender Balance of Academic Economics in the UK," Discussion Papers 97/21, Department of Economics, University of York.
    4. McDowell, John M, 1982. "Obsolescence of Knowledge and Career Publication Profiles: Some Evidence of Differences among Fields in Costs of Interrupted Careers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 72(4), pages 752-68, September.
    5. Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E., 1999. "Salary and the Gender Salary Gap in the Academic Profession," IZA Discussion Papers 64, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    6. Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E. & Sloane, Peter J., 1999. "Job Satisfaction within the Scottish Academic Profession," IZA Discussion Papers 38, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    7. Johnson, George E & Stafford, Frank P, 1974. "The Earnings and Promotion of Women Faculty," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(6), pages 888-903, December.
    8. McNabb, Robert & Wass, Victoria, 1997. "Male-Female Salary Differentials in British Universities," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 49(3), pages 328-43, July.
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