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Comparable worth: The bad idea that will not die (Briefly-- : perspectives on legislation, regulation, and litigation) by Roger Clegg

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Published by National Legal Center for the Public Interest .
Written in English


  • Law and legislation,
  • Pay equity,
  • United States

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11508267M
ISBN 100937299863
ISBN 109780937299869

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  In the first edition of my favorite economics textbook, there was a section on "comparable worth." Eventually, my editor suggested I take it out, on the grounds that economic logic had finally killed off this bad idea. But like Lord Voldemort in the first Harrry Potter book, the idea was weakened, but not dead. Here is what Fortune is now. (WASHINGTON) Today the Center for Equal Opportunity and the National Legal Center released Comparable Worth: The Bad Idea That Will Not Die. This monograph analyzes the comparable worth movement and legislation now pending before the U.S. Congress.   Comparable worth is shorthand for "equal pay for work of equal value" or "equal pay for work of comparable worth." 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" rates, in this view, reflect past discriminatory practices, and cannot be the only. Books. All Books. Book Reviews. Podcasts. 'Comparable worth' theory for granting equal pay has its flaws wage differences are not inherently bad. They play a vital role in the economy.

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The Comparable Worth Debate Ma The Comparable Worth Debate Comparable worth means getting the same amount of pay for jobs of equal value in an organization. This is completely different from the concept of “equal pay” which means that workers who perform the same duties with the same job title get the exact same wages. Comparable Worth Comparable worth is the idea that jobs of comparable worth should be paid similarly regardless of the worker's gender. The difficulty is in making comparison, because often a particular job may be predominant occupied by one gender The idea that men and Women should receive equal pay when they perform work that involves. Panned a decade ago as "the looniest idea since Looney Tunes" and left to die as an idea whose time ran out before it got off the ground, "comparable worth" may be about to re-surface as an issue in the November elections. Comparable worth-known also as pay equity-is not to be confused with "equal pay for equal work," which is the law of the land.   The idea that different jobs can be compared in a way that ''equal pay for equal work'' can become ''equal pay for comparable work'' has become a new ground of battle in the courts, in the.