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California IN BRIEF : BERKELEY : Women, Minority Professors Earn Less

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Women and minority professors at UC Berkeley make significantly less money than their white male counterparts, according to a new study. In the first such study of campus salaries since 1981, the authors also found that white men won promotions more readily than women and minorities. At the top level of professorial ranking, women are paid about 6% less than white men, and black professors are paid about 8% less. Carol Stack, a professor of education and women’s studies and senior author of the study, said striking disparities emerge among mid-level faculty members. Among faculty members who earned their degrees eight to 11 years ago, only 3% of women are full professors, compared to 20% of men. Forty-four percent of women are assistant professors, compared to 18% of men, according to the study.


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