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Is there gender discrimination in named professorships? An econometric analysis of economics departments in the US South

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This study examines the correlates of the probability that an individual academician holds a named professorship. Named professorships, like other positions within an organization, are determined by a mixture of market and non-market forces. Thus, both merit (both past and expected future productivity) and discrimination may play a role. Regression results and Blinder–Oaxaca decomposition tests presented here support a conclusion of gender discrimination in the named professorship process at American institutions of higher education. Specifically, it is found that gender discrimination results in a 7.6 percentage point disadvantage for females (relative to males) regarding the likelihood of holding a named professorship in economics.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics and International Business, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA 2: Department of Operations and Management, Washington State University, USA

Publication date: May 10, 2005

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