The Gender Pay Gap in Academia: Evidence from the Ohio State University

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Joyce J. Chen

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Daniel Crown

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 2019

Abstract

We utilize human resources data from The Ohio State University to assess the gender wage gap. We find a persistent gap of 11% among regular, tenure‐track faculty after accounting for fiscal year, race, clinical appointments, experience, and department. While the presence of a statistically significant gender wage gap is robust, the magnitude of the gap varies substantially depending on how the sample of interest is defined. In assessing gender wage gaps, researchers and universities must be attentive to issues of attrition and classification. Transparency regarding how estimates are affected by sample exclusions and variable definitions will yield insight into possible sources of gender bias.

Keywords: Discrimination, higher education, gender, pay gap

Suggested Citation

Chen, Joyce J. and Crown, Daniel, The Gender Pay Gap in Academia: Evidence from the Ohio State University (October 2019). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 101, Issue 5, pp. 1337-1352, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3579562 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaz017

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