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Conducting Salary-Equity Studies: Alternative Approaches to Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 115. J-B IR Single Issue Institutional Research

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  • Book
  • 110 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With contributions from nationally recognized experts in the development of the economics and related literature on salary equity, this volume explores some of the insights and advances made by economists and other researchers on the topic of salary equity. Chapters focus on important methodological issues that analysts should take into account when conducting a salary–equity study.

This is the 115th issue of the Jossey–Bass series New Directions for Institutional Reseach.
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EDITOR′S NOTES (Robert K. Toutkoushian).

1. History of Pay Equity Studies (Debra A. Barbezat)

This first chapter traces the evolution of salary–equity studies over time,

and how the findings have changed with regard to pay differences by

gender and race/ethnicity. The author reviews the literature on salary

equity for both faculty and nonfaculty academic employees.

2. Issues in Conducting an Institutional Salary–Equity

Study (Marianne A. Ferber and Jane W. Loeb)

The authors discuss how the selection of variables used in the salary

model, and the functional form of the salary model, can influence the

findings from an institutional salary–equity study. They also demonstrate

how an institution′s salary model can be used to identify pay disparities

for individual faculty members.

3. Alternatives for Measuring the Unexplained

Wage Gap (Robert K. Toutkoushian and Emily P. Hoffman)

This chapter reviews several different methods that analysts can use to

measure gender– and race–based pay differences for academic employees,

and how they are interrelated. The authors discuss the advantages

and disadvantages of each method, and show how they can give rise to

different estimates of pay disparity.

4. Regression Methods for Correcting Salary Inequities Between Groups of

Academic Employees (Ronald L. Oaxaca and Michael R Ransom)

The authors provide a review of the alternative methods available to

analysts for making salary adjustments in an effort to eliminate pay disparities.

They present a new approach in this chapter that can be used

to correct salary inequities.

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Robert K. Toutkoushian
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