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Gender Discrimination in IT Salary: A Preliminary Investigation

Gender Discrimination in IT Salary: A Preliminary Investigation
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Author(s): Jing ("Jim") Quan (Salisbury University, USA), Ronald Dattero (Southwest Missouri State University, USA) and Stuart D. Galup (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch020
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Although over the past 25 years the gender pay gap for full-time workers has been dramatically narrowing, the gap remains wide in the IT industry. Why does such a gap persist and is the gap really gender related? A set of major factors for determining salary differentials has been identified by previous studies. Incorporating these variables in an integrated model that include a gender variable and various interaction terms, we examine whether wage discrimination based on gender for System Administrators exists. Our results indicate that after all major factors that may affect salary differentials are considered, gender is still a major significant factor in explaining such differentials.

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