Other Tests of Equal Pay

Although multiple regression analysis is the preferred statistical technique for examining questions of internal pay equity, a variety of other statistical and nonstatistical techniques are often used. Some common tools for examining disparate treatment in compensation include a comparison of means and medians, t-tests, cohort analyses, and tipping point and threshold tests.

Questions of disparate impact in compensation are frequently examined within the context of contingency tables. Common tools for evaluating contingency tables include the four-fifths rule, chi square test, Fisher’s exact test, and the Mantel-Haenszel ...

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