Pay perception study

April 11, 2003

Race and gender have a strong influence on people's perceptions of how fairly they are paid, economists at Warwick University have concluded. In a paper to be presented to the Royal Economic Society's annual conference this week, researcher Maureen Paul said the average non-white employee was more likely than a white employee to believe they were underpaid, while women were more likely to consider that they were fairly paid. The findings come from an analysis of data from the British Social Attitudes Survey.

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