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Study shines light on pay disparity for women at university

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A study presented to the University of Missouri Faculty Council says female faculty members at the school make about $16,000 less than their male counterparts, mainly because the men have been there longer.

The study presented on Thursday also noted minority faculty members tend to make $16,000 less than their non-minority colleagues.

Despite those disparities, the study concluded there is no gender, racial or ethnic equality in faculty salaries in most university departments.

The study says male faculty members tend to have 3 more years of experience at the university than female faculty and earn more because of that experience.

Linda Reeder, chairwoman of the school’s Status of Women Committee, says the study doesn’t adequately answer her committee’s concerns about salary inequity for associate professors.

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