Toutkoushian, Robert K. (ed.) Conducting Salary-Equity Studies Alternative Approaches to Research: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 115 J-B IR Single Issue Institutional Research (Volume 115)
January 2003 25.90 Euro 2003. 110 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-0-7879-6335-4 - John Wiley & Sons
Detailed description 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.
From the contents 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.