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Gender, racial and citizenship equality at the University of Wyoming: An examination of salaries and promotions


2010 2010

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Abstract (summary)

This study decomposes the salary differential of academic employees at the University of Wyoming by gender, race, and citizenship, using salary data for the 2009-2010 academic year. The salary differential is broken into an explained portion due to differences in characteristics, and an unexplained portion caused by differences in returns to those characteristics. External grant origination is used to gauge the effects of performance. A subset of high grant producing colleges (Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Engineering and Applied Science) is identified and separately examined. Using a probit model the advantage in academic rank afforded to males, Whites, and U.S. citizen is measured.

The results show that there is no statistically significant salary advantage by gender or race. There is a statistically significant salary advantage to U.S. citizens. Differences in characteristics explain the vast majority of the salary differential for race and gender. Differences in characteristics do not explain the salary differentials by citizenship, which are largely driven by differences in the returns to characteristics. Race, gender, and citizenship are not significant indicators of progression through academic ranks. Overall, it appears that the University of Wyoming bases their salaries and promotions on traits other than gender, race, and citizenship.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Education finance;
Economics;
School administration;
Higher education
Classification
0277: Education finance
0501: Economics
0514: School administration
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Social sciences; Wyoming
Title
Gender, racial and citizenship equality at the University of Wyoming: An examination of salaries and promotions
Author
Weichman, Jeremiah
Number of pages
84
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0264
Source
MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124010960
Advisor
Aadland, David
Committee member
Ballenger, Nicole; Ehmke, Mariah; Shaffer, Sherill
University/institution
University of Wyoming
Department
Economics & Finance
University location
United States -- Wyoming
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1476549
ProQuest document ID
375411160
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/375411160/abstract
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