Outside Offers and the Gender Pay Gap: Empirical Evidence from the UK Academic Labour Market

David Blackaby, Alison Booth, Jeff Frank

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    Abstract

    Using a unique data source on academic economist labour market experiences, we explore gender, pay and promotions. In addition to earnings and productivity measures, we have information on outside offers and perceptions of discrimination. We find both a gender promotions gap and a within-rank gender pay gap. A driving factor may be outside offers: men receive more outside offers than women of comparable characteristics, and gain higher pay increases in response. This may arise due to discrimination. We find that perceptions of discrimination and also outside job applications correlate with an individual receiving earnings below that expected, given their characteristics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)F81-F107
    JournalThe Economic Journal
    Volume115
    Issue number501
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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