Pay, Rank and Job Satisfaction amongst Academic Economists in the UK
Karen Mumford () and
Cristina Sechel ()
Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, University of York
We use new data to explore the determinants of pay, rank, and job satisfaction for academic economists in the UK. After allowing for a broad range of characteristics, including measures of individual productivity and workplace features, we find a raw (unconditional) gender salary difference of 15 log percentage points (lpp) and a conditional gender pay gap of 9 lpp. This aggregate pay gap is strongly influenced by the relative concentration of men in higher paid job ranks where there are also within-rank gender pay gaps. Nevertheless, the majority of academic economists (male and female) are satisfied with their job.
Keywords: economics; gender; pay; satisfaction; gaps; academia. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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