Are plans to close gender gap in university posts fair?

Ireland“The figures are stark: while women account for half of all lecturers in university, they make up just under one-quarter of professors. They are also far more likely to earn less, with men accounting for the vast majority of best-paid posts in higher education. Some 70% of those earning in excess of €106,000 are men at university level, while it rises to 83% in institutes of technology …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 November]

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