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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.
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Title Annotation:spectrum; wage gap
Author:Davis, Crystal
Publication:Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CBRI
Date:Feb 28, 2013
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