Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Daniel Myers, John Wassom, Thomas Wisley
Department of Economics
Master of Arts
This thesis examines wage differentials between male and female faculty salaries at Western Kentucky University. A human capital model of salary determination is examined by using regression analysis on relevant personal and job characteristics of faculty members. A large portion of the wage gap between men and women is explained through differences in the personal and job characteristics. A portion of the wage gap remains unexplained, however, the probability of discrimination playing a substantial role in salary is very small.
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Vesey, Reed, "Does Sex Discrimination Exist in Faculty Salaries at Western Kentucky University? An Empirical Examination of the Wage Gap" (1992). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1841.
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