CSU Narrows Pay Gap Between Male And Female Professors

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A new report from Colorado State University says that a salary gap between male and female professors, first identified in a 2015 analysis, has narrowed so much that it can now be considered "statistically insignificant."

The report shows that for the current fiscal year, female full professors earn 96.6 percent of what their male counterparts earn; that compares to 93.5 percent in 2014, according to this report. The original 2015 analysis, which used different methodology, calculated the number at 85.8 percent.

The university's commitment to raise women's salaries made the biggest impact on closing the gap, says Susan James, chairwoman of CSU's Commission on Women and Gender Equity. CSU has also moved to increase pay transparency by posting salaries online. James spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.

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