Rise in university gender pay gap

UK“The number of women lecturers and researchers at British universities rose more slowly last year and the pay gap with men widened slightly, according to figures published today by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Academic staff numbers increased by 2.9% to 174,945 in 2007-08, up from 169,996 in 2006-07, the figures show. Women make up 18.7% of university professors – up from 17.5% in 2006-07. The proportion of female academic staff in all grades has increased over the same period, from 42.3% in 2006-07 to 42.6% in 2007-08. Female academics were nearly twice as likely to work part-time in 2007-08 than men – 42.4% compared with 23.1% …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 30 March]

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