Essays on Determinants of the Annual Income of Truck Drivers in the UK Research Proposal

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The paper "Determinants of the Annual Income of Truck Drivers in the UK" is a good example of a finance and accounting research proposal. There has been mixed reaction on the determinants of the annual income of truck drivers in the UK. Women lobby groups argue that gender significantly determines wages in the UK trucking industry to support their claims of gender discrimination. On the other hand, trucking companies in the UK have maintained that wages of truck drivers are solely determined by the number of jobs assigned to a truck driver and the number of days spent on travel by the driver.

This study sought to examine if gender, the number of jobs assigned to a truck driver and the number of days spent on travel by a truck driver influenced the annual income of truck drivers. Data regarding truck drivers ID, the gender of truck drivers, the number of jobs assigned in a year to truck drivers, number of days spent by a driver in a year and their respective incomes was collected from a sample of 30 truck drivers in the UK.

Descriptive statistics, regression analysis and t-test for regression slope were used to analyze the data. The regression output revealed that the three variables only explained 9.2% variations of the annual income of truck drivers in the UK. This study revealed that the three variables under investigation were not statistically significant at a 5% significance level. Therefore, the study concluded with 95% confidence level, that gender does not influence the annual income of a truck driver and that the claim by women lobby groups that female truck drivers earn less is erroneous.

Similarly, the study concluded that the number of jobs assigned to a driver and the number of days a driver spent on travel does not significantly influence the annual income of a driver. The claim by trucking companies, that the annual income of truck drivers is solely influenced by the number of jobs assigned to a truck driver and the number of days a truck driver spent on travel is erroneous. INTRODUCTION Background Although the majority of truck drivers in the UK are men, there are thousands of women truck drivers across the UK.

There have been claims of discrimination of female truck drivers by women groups. They have claimed that women truck drivers earn far much less than their male counterparts to support their claims of gender discrimination. Trucking companies have always denied these claims by women lobby groups. Research Problem There has been mixed reaction on the determinants of the annual income of truck drivers in the UK. Women lobby groups argue that gender significantly determines the annual income of truck drivers in the UK to support their claims of gender discrimination.

On the other hand, trucking companies have maintained that wages of truck drivers are solely determined by the number of jobs and the number of days spent travelling by the driver. The research problem of this study was to examine if gender significantly determines the income earned by a truck driver as claimed by women lobby groups. It further sought to examine if the number of jobs assigned to a truck driver per year and number of days spent on travelling per year is significant determinants as claimed by trucking companies.

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