Sex matters less for younger faculty: evidence of disaggregate pay disparities from the 1988 and 1993 NCES surveys
Economics of Education Review Volume 17, Number 1 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study uses data from the 1988 and 1993 NCES national surveys of faculty to examine what has happened to the earnings of women in higher education. The data show that the aggregate unexplained wage gap between men and women is between 7 and 10%, which is comparable to findings from earlier national studies conducted during the 1970s and 1980s. Perhaps the most important finding in the study is that the unexplained wage gap for younger women is much lower than for older women in academe. The results of the analysis suggest that some progress is being made with regard to the relative earnings of men and women in academe, despite the lack of movement in the aggregate level of pay disparity. [JEL 16, 71, 31]
Toutkoushian, R.K. Sex matters less for younger faculty: evidence of disaggregate pay disparities from the 1988 and 1993 NCES surveys. Economics of Education Review, 17(1), 55-71. Elsevier Ltd.