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Exploring academic salaries

Pacheco, Ivan; Rumbley, Laura E

Surveying the range of faculty salaries around the world feels like checking out apples and oranges . . . and bananas, strawberries, kiwis, cherries, and plums. Finding complete, current, and parallel sets of data across countries often represents an extraordinarily difficult task. It becomes even more daunting to compare the data in various countries against one another, given the unique cultural, economic, and professional circumstances in which academics live and work across the globe. Examining faculty compensation around the world can reveal the value individual societies attribute to the academic enterprise and those who carry it forward. This work can highlight the factors that affect how academic staff are compensated in different countries. And, it may also add much-needed insight into the phenomena of brain drain and brain gain.

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Document Title: Exploring academic salaries
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 52
Issue: Summer

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Keywords:Academic Staff, Academic Staff Unions, Salaries, Average Income

File Size:42 KB
Date Added:28 September 2011

Exploring academic salaries