Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence

Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence

by Paula England
     
 

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This volume provides a detailed description of the situation of women in employment today, and considers how sociological and economic theories of labor markets illuminate the gap in pay between the sexes.

"...must reading for anyone interested in economic policy, equal opportunity, and women's studies. No one else has interwoven the various strands of

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This volume provides a detailed description of the situation of women in employment today, and considers how sociological and economic theories of labor markets illuminate the gap in pay between the sexes.

"...must reading for anyone interested in economic policy, equal opportunity, and women's studies. No one else has interwoven the various strands of legal thought, economic and sociological theory, and feminist theory as applied to the concept of comparable into a single volume; the depth and breadth are remarkable." —Mary Corcoran, Institute for Public Policy, University of Michigan

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“The title of this book understates its scope and value. Although attuned to the controversial policy question of whether substantively different jobs can be determined to be of comparable worth to an employer and thus equally paid, the theoretical overview and empirical data that England presents are of more general relevance and interest… England is exceptionally clear and even-handed in laying out all the positions in the debate. Advanced undergraduate; graduate; faculty; professional.” M. M. Ferree, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202303499
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1992
Series:
Social Institutions and Social Change Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,314,068
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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