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Hedonic Analysis Of Psu Faculty Salaries, Tim O'Brien, Matt Ransom, Ellery Reed, Tim Schindler, Kay Woodford, James G. Strathman Jul 1997

Hedonic Analysis Of Psu Faculty Salaries, Tim O'Brien, Matt Ransom, Ellery Reed, Tim Schindler, Kay Woodford, James G. Strathman

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The complex issue of faculty compensation has vital importance within the academic labor market. Salaries reflect institutional, interpersonal, organizational and labor market forces. Designing productive and equitable faculty salary structures is one of the most contentious challenges that American higher education institutions face (Bowen, 1986).

Increasingly, salary scales have been more responsive to market conditions, which has widened the salary disparities among academic disciplines within the university labor market. Upward pressure on the salary scales in some disciplines has been countered by a downward pull in others (Scott and Bereman, 1992). As a consequence, analyzing academic salary structure can generate ...