Your Everyday, Average Academic
33 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2000
Date Written: October 1999
The data described in this paper come from a unique cross section study collected by the author, using a postal questionnaire, of five Scottish Universites--Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and St.Andrews--undertaken in 1995/6. It encompasses detailed information on the personal and working history of 900 academics. The paper aims to provide the reader with a fuller picture of the characteristics of today's average UK academic. Second, it aims to take advantage of this more detailed information to make some comment on the current debate in the UK concerning gender discrimination and underpayment in academia.
JEL Classification: J44
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