In article <37D41002.304B0EAD at salk.edu>, S L Forsburg
<nospamforsburg at salk.edu> wrote:
> Yes, well, none of us is surprised, but still, what is the justification
> for paying an assistant professor more because he's a man?
>> My theory: they probably start at the same level, and then the men get
> larger merit increases. The problem is that every academic is
> different--no one else has precisely the same training and experience,
> so that opens the door to subjective evaluations which will favor the
> more agressive, usually male faculty who fits the expected pattern. I
> doubt whether it is even conscious.
Even more surpising considering the issue of salary inversion. As
women have moved more recently into the ranks, salaries should be