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Faculty status, tenure, and compensating wage differentials among members of the Association of Research Libraries

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1488-1, eISBN: 978-1-84950-528-4

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 3 June 2008

Abstract

This study examines 10 years’ worth of cross-sectional data drawn from member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Models examine both the institutional characteristics of tenure-granting ARL academic libraries and the impact of tenure on starting salaries. Issues related to both a union wage premium and a compensating wage differential due to tenure are explored. The results of this research suggest that tenure, while serving other functions within an academic library setting, does not have the predicted impact on starting salaries.

Citation

Lee, D. (2008), "Faculty status, tenure, and compensating wage differentials among members of the Association of Research Libraries", Garten, E.D., Williams, D.E., Nyce, J.M. and Golden, J. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 26), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 151-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0732-0671(08)00204-6

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