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Academic wage structure by gender : the roles of peer review, performance, and market forces

By Paul S. Carlin, Michael P. Kidd, Patrick M. Rooney and Brian Denton


We focus on understanding the role of productivity in determining wage structure differences between men and women in academia. The data arise from a pay-equity study carried out in a single Midwestern U.S. university over the 1996–7 academic year. Econometric results confirm that external market forces exert influence over both male and female salary. But peer review ratings play a significant role in male but not female earnings determination, with similar results for objective measures of research, teaching and service

Topics: academic pay, gender, peer review, productivity, wage structure
Publisher: Southern Economic Association
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4284/0038-4038-2010.267
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