Putting bias in check.
Can years of gender pay inequity be wiped out in a single stroke?
The University of British Columbia is giving all of its tenured and
tenure-tracked female faculty a 2 percent pay raise after internal
studies found that the school's women professors were consistently
paid $3,000 less than men for reasons that could only be linked to
gender. The raise, which will go to nearly 900 women, is expected to
close the average pay gap between the sexes. The across-the-board raise
is an unusual move in higher education, but school administrators told
the Globe and Mail paper that it was better and faster than having to
examine pay inequities on a case-by-case basis.