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Persistent Gender gap in Academic Salaries

VU International News and Reviews No. 111 April 23 2018

April 2018

The American Association of University Professors has published its Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2017-18. The report has a solid base in survey responses from almost 380 000 faculty members from over 1 000 HE institutions.

The report notes that Faculty saw a modest rise in salaries since the year before, but that this was mostly offset by the rising cost of living. One salient graph shows the gender gap between academics in the US. Institutions to the right of the red bar pay higher salaries to men than to women at a specific academic rank. Among the other salient points: Retirement security has drastically eroded since the 2007 depression.

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