female academics earn 'significantly less'
The study, Glass ceilings in New Zealand Universities: Inequities in Māori and Pacific promotions earnings, was led by Dr Tara McAllister at the research centre Te Pūnaha Matatini and published in Mai Journal today.
It builds on previous research which found that only 4 percent of New Zealand professors are Māori and Pasifika make up only 1 percent.
This new study, which examined the promotions and earnings of 17,174 academics from all eight New Zealand universities between 2003 and 2018, has revealed they're not only underrepresented but underpaid.
They found Māori and Pasifika men earned on average $5000 less in 2018 than their non-Māori and Pasifika counterparts.
Dr Tara McAllister said the inequities were not explained by research performance (measured by New Zealand's Performance-Based Research Fund), age or field.