Women paid less than male peers

December 19, 1997

WOMEN staff are undervalued in universities according to early results from pilot studies into job ranking, writes Harriet Swain.

Data submitted by the London Institute, Heriot-Watt and Oxford Brookes suggest jobs usually done by women, such as nursery co-ordinators and secretaries, are paid less than their rank merits while those done by men, such as in security and building management, are sometimes paid more. Initial data in the Higher Education Role Analysis also suggests senior academics may be poorly paid compared with their senior managers.

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