Labor advantages drive the greater productivity of faculty at elite universities

  title={Labor advantages drive the greater productivity of faculty at elite universities},
  author={Sam Zhang and Kenneth Hunter Wapman and Daniel B. Larremore and Aaron Clauset},
dominate scientific discourse, with the small proportion of researchers at elite universities producing a disproportionate share of all research publications. Environmental prestige is known to drive such epistemic disparity, but the mechanisms by which it causes increased faculty productivity remain unknown. Here we combine employment, publication, and federal survey data for 78,802 tenure-track faculty at 262 PhD-granting institutions in the American university system between 2008–2017 to show… 

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