The glass ceiling, glass cliff, and now – the glass escalator

My thanks to Petronella for pointing me towards a story to be filed away under (her words, not mine), ‘Stuff you couldn’t make up’. Not unless, she points out, you’re a female academic. Here’s the link to the story Petronella found online. Enjoy:

http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2012/05/glass-ceiling-glass-cliff-and-now-the-glass-escalator/

I was particularly intrigued by (American) Professor Goldberg’s statement that, ‘Having a greater proportion of men raises salaries’. Given that two of the three fields she cites are overwhelmingly found in the public sector, what would be the mechanism by which salaries are raised? A question I’ll be putting to Professor Goldberg in an email later today.