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Comparable Worth: New Directions for Research

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Comparable Worth

New Directions for Research(1985)
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Comparable worth—equal pay for jobs of equal value—has been called the civil rights issue of the 1980s. 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 research agenda presented is structured around two general themes: (1) occupational wage differentials and discrimination and (2) wage adjustment strategies and their impact. The papers deal with a wide range of topics, including job evaluation, social judgment biases in comparable worth analysis, the economics of comparable worth, and prospects for pay equity.

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National Research Council. 1985. Comparable Worth: New Directions for Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.https://doi.org/10.17226/55.

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192 pages |6 x 9
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ISBN: 978-0-309-03534-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/55
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