TITLE

SEX DIFFERENTIALS IN THE EARNINGS OF Ph.D.s

AUTHOR(S)
Ferber, Marianne A.; Kordick, Betty
PUB. DATE
January 1978
SOURCE
ILR Review;Jan78, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p227
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on sex difference in earnings of Doctors of Philosophy (Ph.D.s). The author's research serves to confirm and extend recent findings that discrimination continues to be a major source of sex differentials for highly educated men and women. Beyond that, the main thrust of this article is the presentation of data that lend themselves specifically to testing the hypotheses of the critics of affirmative action. The sample of Ph.D. recipients is composed of two groups. Information for both cohorts was obtained in 1974 on the following items, field of specialization of the respondent, type of present and past employers year of birth and year Ph.D. was obtained, number of elected offices held in professional associations, number of books and articles published and number of grants obtained, number of years and percent of time employed. The author says that all his data lead him to reject the proposition that the lower rewards of highly educated women are chiefly caused by their voluntary decision to accumulate less human capital and to confirm that women Ph.D.'s continue to be rewarded less than their male colleagues.
ACCESSION #
4455391

 

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