Gender, pay and work satisfaction at a UK university

SMITH, M. (2009). Gender, pay and work satisfaction at a UK university. Gender, work and organisation, 16 (5), 621-641.

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This article examines a modern, former polytechnic granted the status of university in 1992, to illustrate the state gender pay gap in the UK and suggests that to talk of the state pay gap is too simplistic as it does not take into account variations in the size of the pay gap in different job grades. The article also examines satisfaction levels with pay for two groups of staff, administrative and academic and shows how satisfaction with pay, promotion and conditions also varies between the grades. Previous research that concluded that women are more satisfied with their pay than men is, again, too simplistic as it does not consider the affect of staff grade. The article argues that there is a link between the size of the pay gap, staff grade, occupational gender segregation and expressing dissatisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: gender pay gap, work satisfaction, higher education, job grade, occupational segregation
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Learning and Teaching Institute
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Page Range: 621-641
Depositing User: Caroline Fixter
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 15:32
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:00

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