Start date:September 2020
Research Topic:Investigating the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine in the UK
Research Supervisor:Professor Melanie Jones and Doctor Ezgi Kaya
Supervising school:Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
In the recent Office for Manpower Economics (OME) 2019 report, the gender pay gap (GPG) in the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB) was found to be 20% greater than any of the eight other pay review bodies considered by the OME.
In collaboration with the Office for Manpower Economics, the research aims to investigate the GPG in the DDRB and design a mechanism to reduce the gap. The research will analyse data from sources such as the Labour Force Survey and the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings to build wage models across the wage distribution of the DDRB and thus investigate how personal and work-related characteristics between men and women physicians differ and how the return to these characteristics affect the GPG.