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Comparable worth and wage discrimination

technical possibilities and political realities

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Equal pay for equal work -- United States,
    • Equal pay for equal work -- Law and legislation -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Helen Remick.
      SeriesWomen in the political economy
      ContributionsRemick, Helen, 1942-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6061.2.U6 C644 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 311 p. :
      Number of Pages311
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2838300M
      ISBN 100877223459
      LC Control Number84000041

      In what experts are calling the most significant court test to date of the concept of "comparable worth," a federal district judge ruled this month that the state of Washington was guilty of wage Author: Anne Bridgman. Proponents of comparable worth argue that SEX DISCRIMINATION in wage setting has been built into society and has tainted the law of supply and demand. Women have endured centuries of devaluation, and the devaluation is reflected in the value attached to work traditionally performed by females.

      One factor affecting the sex gap in pay is the assignment of child-rearing responsibility to women, which leads to sex differentials in employment experience. The linchpins of gender inequality within the workplace are the sex segregation of jobs (see Jacobs, Chap this volume) and the tendency to pay workers in predominantly female jobs Cited by: Comparable worth challenges both the legitimacy of voluntary exchange in the marketplace, and the values represented in the wages and prices thus determined. Paradoxically, this attack on economic pluralism is led by defenders of the right to choose alternative lifestyles, even those considered morally reprehensible in the recent past.

      Comparable worth--equal pay for jobs of equal value--has been called the civil rights issue of the s. This volume consists of a committee report that sets forth an agenda of much-needed research on this issue, supported by six papers contributed by eminent social scientists. The book also contains chapters on how job evaluation can be used and misused, the legal status of comparable worth in federal courts, the stance of different feminist philosophies on normative issues of comparable worth, and contemporary policy debates on pay equity.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" 1.


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Comparable Worth & Wage Discrimination: Technical Possibilities & Political Realities (Women In The Political Economy) [Helen Remick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Contains fifteen essays examining the debate, considering discussions Cited by: Comparable worth and gender discrimination: An international perspective [Gunderson, Morley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Comparable worth and gender discrimination: An international perspectiveCited by: The author attributes part of the gender pay gap to economic discrimination and suggests theoretical models that best explain this discrimination.

She examines the usefulness of comparable worth policies as a means of reducing male/female wage disparities. Minnesota’s policies are examined in detail as an example of promising efforts in this. Excerpt. The concept of comparable worth--a policy of equal pay for work of comparable value--has the evocative power to move the former director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to call it "the issue of the eighties" and a federal judge to say that it is "pregnant with the possibility of disrupting the entire economic system.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Preface / Helen Remick --"A want of harmony": perspectives on wage discrimination and comparable worth / Ronnie J. Steinberg --Socioeconomic explanations of job segregation / Paula England --Some psychological factors affecting job segregation and wages / Sharon Toffey Shepela.

Comparable Worth, Job Evaluation and Wage Discrimination: The Employer Approaches Wage Gap Issues of the s Daniel E. Leach and Elizabeth L. Werley Public Personnel Management 4, Cited by: 2. Comparable worth, pay equity, and public policy. Legislation outlawing sexual discrimination and mandating policies of equal pay for equal work has clearly failed to produce the intended results.

Women workers continue to be paid substantially less than men, and more and more families headed by women have sunk below the poverty level. Comparable worth studies may be used as part of the proof that wage discrimination exists, and wages based upon the comparable worth of jobs may be ordered as a remedy if plaintiffs prove discrimination.

This article discusses several ways to close the gap between courts' current approach and the law's potential to change wage by: 4. The comparable worth theory has emerged as one of the most controversial subjects in the area of employment rights in this decade.

This article will focus upon the developing concept of comparable worth in sex-based wage discrimination cases under Title VII of the Equal Rights Act of Statistics indicate that inAuthor: Claire M. Treanor. The doctrine of "comparable worth" is an attempt to remedy the inequities of pay which result from a long history of sex-segregated jobs and different pay scales for "female" and "male" jobs.

Market rates, in this view, reflect past discriminatory practices, and cannot be the only basis of deciding current pay equity. Comparable worth is intended to address discrimination against the occupations in which women predominate. Critics of comparable worth question whether the type of discrimination the policy seeks to remedy is important or even exists in a meaningful way in our economy.

Treiman & H. Hartmann eds. The theory of comparable worth has been a subject of lively debate in scholarly works, journals of opinion, and the political arena. See, e.g., Bar-nett, Comparable Worth and the Equal Pay Act-Proving Sex-based Wage Discrimination Claims After County of Washington by: 3.

The pay equity issue is, therefore, an important one. But despite its importance, the policy of equal pay for comparable worth is poorly understood. My purpose in this book is to help people understand the issue and the arguments for and against it and to illustrate how it can eliminate sex discrimination.

The well-documented gap between men’s and women’s earnings has aroused intense debate over the concept of comparable worth, that is, equal pay for work judged to be of equal value. Citing relevant judicial decisions, the author argues that any application of the comparable worth remedy for gender discrimination is likely to cover only certain groups of workers.

Most likely to be covered are women who work for governmental or large private employers in female-dominated jobs, and least likely to be covered are women who work for small private by: "Comparable Worth" WAGE DISCRIMINATION AND THE "COMPARABLE WORTH" THEORY IN PERSPECTIVE.

Bruce A. Nelson* Edward M. Opton, Jr.** Thomas E. Wilson*** INTRODUCTION. Men and women often do different jobs: most carpenters, phy­ sicians, and police officers are male; most secretaries, nurses, and telephone operators are by: 5.

Comparable worth advocates offer three approaches to cure wage inequities--broadening the Equal Pay Act's equal-pay-for-equal-work concept, requiring that wages be proportionate to the worth of a job, and using statistical techniques to isolate that portion of a wage differential attributable to sex discrimination.

Discusses ways to close the gap between the courts' approach to applying Federal law to sex-based and race-based wage discrimination and the law's potential to change wage inequities. Discusses the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of Explores ways the court applies these laws.

(JS)Cited by: 4. Comparable worth is a general policy for eradicating discriminatory wage disparities within firms. The idea behind comparable worth is that jobs of equal value should pay equal wages.

While this sounds like free market economics, at issue is how value is determined (Hill and Killingsworth ). Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence demands slopes social skills socialist feminists statistical discrimination Steinberg studies Table tastes tion Title VII variables wage discrimination wage setting wages in female weights and interdisciplinary integration.

She is the author or editor of numerous books, including Social Class and. The court ruled that Comparable Worth was not a Title VII theory, and that the plaintiff (AFSME) had to show job similarity, not just comparable worth, to have a potentially valid claim of gender-based pay discrimination.

In addition, the court reasoned that since the State of Washington used market data in determining its wage rates, it thereforeFile Size: KB.“Comparable worth” supporters contend that corrective action is needed because employment discrimination relegates women to different jobs than men and wage discrimination causes women’s work to be “devalued,” that is, paid lower wages thanCited by: Published in In These Times, August 22 - September 4,p.

The concept of equal pay for work of equal value, also known as comparable worth, pay equity, and sex based wage discrimination, has been called by friends and foes alike the women's rights issue of the eighties.