Your Everyday, Average Academic

33 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2000

See all articles by Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger

Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger

European Central Bank (ECB); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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

Suggested Citation

Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E., Your Everyday, Average Academic (October 1999). IZA Discussion Paper No. 63. Available at SSRN:

Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger (Contact Author)

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

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