Is There Gender Discrimination in Named Professorships? An Econometric Analysis of Economics Departments in the US South
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
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 disadvantaae for females (relative to males) regarding the likelihood of holding a named professorship in economics.
Mixon, F. G.,
Treviño, L. J.
(2005). Is There Gender Discrimination in Named Professorships? An Econometric Analysis of Economics Departments in the US South. Applied Economics, 37(8), 849-854.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/2759