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NCJ Number: 168360 Find in a Library
Title: Gender and Earnings in Academic Criminology
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice Education  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1996)  Pages:35-58
Author(s): K McElrath; D Taylor
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 24
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The relationship between gender and salary among faculty members in criminology and criminal justice was studied using data collected in 1989 as part of a larger study on faculty members' achievements and rewards.
Abstract: The sample included faculty members of four professional associations: the American Society of Criminology, and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Crime and Delinquency Divisions of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Criminology Section of the American Sociological Association. Females accounted for 21 percent of the population. Data were collected by mail questionnaire from 300 females and 300 males selected randomly from the faculty lists of the four associations. Responses came from 314 persons. Results suggested that wages were comparable for males and females when research productivity, rank, years of experience, and other relevant variables were controlled. However, additional analyses revealed that males earned significantly more than females in the cohort of faculty members hired before 1975. Tables and 30 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Educators; Higher education; Pay rates; Sex discrimination
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