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Spring Symposium on UR and Community Engagement has ended
Tuesday, April 24 • 10:55am - 11:15am
Is There Gender Wage Inequality Among Professional Staff At UNC Asheville?

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According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, in 2017, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual gender wage gap of $10,470. Due to this wage differential, one might assume that there are wage inequalities across genders present at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; however, because UNC Asheville is a Public Liberal Arts Institution with values that promote equity and equality, my hypothesis is that there will not be wage inequalities across genders after controlling for other characteristics that impact wages. A study conducted in 2017 by a UNCA economics student tested wage inequalities among faculty members of UNC Asheville with an emphasis on the impact of gender. The study’s findings concur with my hypothesis about staff salaries by stating that gender was an insignificant factor influencing faculty salary differences at UNC Asheville. The research presented in this paper will build on the previous study’s results by using an econometric approach applying OLS multivariable regressions to examine whether wage disparities exist among staff members at UNC Asheville. The dataset used in the research is compiled from public information used in the previous study and information obtained through a survey. Regression analysis tests will allow me to observe the relationships between an individual’s salary and independent variables in the study with emphasis on gender. From these observations, I will be able to analyze how each characteristic affects the magnitude of the salary earned, specifically looking at whether gender influences salary among professional staff at UNC Asheville.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:55am - 11:15am
035 Karpen Hall

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