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Retaining Gender Inequity

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 09 June 17 2019

July 2019

InsideHigherEd on May 28 published a report on gender inequity in professorial salaries at the University of Oregon.
The case of one female professor – highest in research indicators and seniority but only fourth in salary – is used to delve a bit deeper in the reasons for gender inequity in faculty salaries.  It shows that it pays off to say “pay up or I’ll leave” – at least if you’re a man. Male evaluators of these requests are more negative towards female than male applicants – both when reviewing written applications and in assessing videotaped interviews. In addition, female applicants negotiated less skilfully before a male panel.

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