Comparable Worth Pay Equity and Public Policy

This collection of papers on comparable worth written by political scientists contains the best annotated bibliography on comparable worth that this reviewer has yet seen.

Comparable Worth  Pay Equity  and Public Policy

This collection of papers on comparable worth written by political scientists contains the best annotated bibliography on comparable worth that this reviewer has yet seen. One notable paper categorizes the 50 states as to whether they have conducted a comparable worth legislation, and have implemented comparable worth. Other contributors explain how job evaluation can be performed to implement comparable worth, describe the difficulties and possible bias in job evaluation methods, and present US case studies. . . . It has an outstanding bibliography and overview of many important issues. Choice 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. This volume of essays focuses on major issues that must be faced before a public policy promoting pay equity can become a reality. Combining the contributions of specialists from several disciplines, it offers statistical comparisons and analyses of wage inequities in various occupations, industries, and regions; case studies of comparable worth programs; and a conceptual framework for approaching the problem on a policy level.

Comparable Worth

"Segmented Labor Market Theories and the Australian Experience of Equal Pay for Women.” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 3 ... In Pay Equity: Empirical Inquiries, eds. ... “Estimates of the Direct Effects of Comparable Worth Policy.

Comparable Worth

For decades women working as nurses, librarians, and secretaries have argued that they are paid less than men in jobs requiring comparable skill and effort. By the late 1980s, the notion of "comparable worth" had become a familiar one, and comparable worth initiatives were being developed to counteract the persistent disparities between male and female pay. In a comprehensive assessment of this policy, Elaine Sorensen lays out the various approaches states have taken, identifying the most and least successful among them. 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 regard. Sorensen ends by examining comparable worth's likely future fate in Congress and the courts. Elaine Sorensen is Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Pay Equity Activity in the Public Sector 1979 1989

Ruth Boston : Routledge and Kegan Paul , Briefing Paper # 1 : The Wage Gap . Washington , DC : National Committee on Pay Equity , Revised 1989 . Bureau of National Affairs , Pay Equity and Comparable Worth : A BNA Special Report .

Pay Equity Activity in the Public Sector  1979 1989


Handbook of Public Personnel Administration

In the United States , a final factor in the success comparable worth might expect in the 1990s can be seen in the ... Comparable Worth in State Government : Comparable Worth , Pay Equity , and Public Policy ( Rita Mae Kelly and Jan ...

Handbook of Public Personnel Administration

Offers in-depth analyses spanning the entire field of public personnel administration--from a history of the American civil service as characterized by competing perspectives to the contemporary application of total quality management by human resources practitioners. Addresses the major laws that regulate worker compensation.

Pay Equity Equal Pay for Work of Comparable Value

However , all too public policy issue . ... Sciences ( NAS ) for an in - depth study of pay equity . ... For these reasons the Committee believes for work of comparable value — the younger sister of equal pay for that the strategy of ...

Pay Equity  Equal Pay for Work of Comparable Value


Pay Equity

Equal Pay for Work of Comparable Value : Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittees on Human Resources, Civil Service, Compensation and Employee Benefits of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, ...

Pay Equity


Equal Value Comparable Worth in the UK and the USA

Flammang, J. (1985) “Female Officials in the Feminist Capital: the Case of Santa Clara County'. Western Political Quarterly ... Comparable Worth, Pay Equity and Public Policy (New York: Greenwood Press). Friss, L. (1981) 'Work Force ...

Equal Value Comparable Worth in the UK and the USA

Including contributions by both British and American researchers, this book explores equal value developments in the two countries. Through thematic chapters and case studies, it examines legal developments, trade union activity, the operation of job evaluation, and the race and class politics of equal value. Both the possibilities and the limits of equal value reform are discussed.

The Employment Context

nesota , " in Comparable Worth , Pay Equity , and Public Policy , eds . Rita Mae Kelly and Jane Bayes ( Westport , Conn .: Greenwood Press , 1988 ) , 191-212 . 7. This definition of comparable worth draws on Treiman and Hartmann , chaps ...

The Employment Context

This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Incomparable Worth

56 Hugh Winebrenner , " The Implementation of Comparable Worth in Iowa , " in Rita Mae Kelly and Jane Bayes , eds . , Comparable Worth , Pay Equity , and Public Policy ( New York : Greenwood , 1988 ) , p . 221 .

Incomparable Worth

An analysis of the political and economic consequences of comparable worth or pay equity policies in the USA, the UK, and Australia.

Wage Justice

Implementing a New Wage Policy in Minnesota , " in Comparable Worth , Pay Equity and Public Policy , ed . Rita Mae Kelly and Jane Bayes ( Westport , Conn .: Greenwood Press , 1988 ) . Mary Ruggie , The State and Working Women : A ...

Wage Justice

"This pathbreaking study sets forth the history of attempts to implement pay equity and evaluates the hidden costs of achieving equity. With candor and intelligence, the authors clearly detail the political, organizational, and personal consequences of comparable worth reform strategies. Using extensive data from Minnesota, where pay equity has proceeded further than in any other state in the nation, as well as comparative information from other states and localities, the authors expose the crucial initial steps which define public policy. "A perceptive and judicious analysis of comparable worth."—Wendy Kaminer, New York Times Book Review "Very well-crafted. . . . Wage Justice has admirably launched the scholarly evaluation of pay equity, revealing the unforeseen complexities of this key feminist public policy innovation."—Maurine Weiner Greenwald, Journal of American History "An insightful glimpse of the policy process."—Marian Lief Palley, American Political Science Review

Personnel Literature

PAY ADMINISTRATION ( CONT'D ) PAY ADMINISTRATION -- CASE STUDIES PAY ADMINISTRATION -- EVALUATION PAY ... 4-9 Achieving managerial pay equity : a dilemma of resources allocation , 10-78 Comparable worth for Federal jobs , 3-18 ...

Personnel Literature


International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration Volume 1

Pay equity is an issue that has been of major concern to public personnel management. Pay equity has two components-equal pay for equal work and comparable worth (see comparable worth). Equal pay for equal work was ad dressed in the ...

International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration Volume 1

This is the first volume of a four-volume encyclopaedia which combines public administration and policy and contains approximately 900 articles by over 300 specialists. This Volume covers entries from A to C. It covers all of the core concepts, terms and processes of applied behavioural science, budgeting, comparative public administration, develo

Comparable Worth

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.

Comparable Worth

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.

Comparable Worth

Washington , DC : U.S. Commission on Civil Rights . Raisin , John , Michael P. Ward , and Finis Welch . 1986. “ Pay Equity and Comparable Worth . ” Contemporary Policy Issues IV ( 2 ) : 4–20 . Rawls , John . 1971. A Theory of Justice .

Comparable Worth

This volume provides a detailed description of the situation of women in employment in the early 1990s and considers how sociological and economic theories of labor markets illuminate the gap in pay between the sexes.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy

Women, Work and Inequality. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. Kelly, R. M., and J. Bayes. Comparable Worth, Pay Equity, and Public Policy. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Killingsworth, M. R. The Economics of Comparable Worth.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy

An alphabetical listing of administrative agencies and departments with details about the office and its role in government as well as terms and definitions.

Contesting the Market

Pay Equity and the Politics of Economic Restructuring Deborah M. Figart, Peggy Kahn ... Joint Hearing on the Fair Pay Act of 1994. ... Economic Implications of Public - Sector Comparable Worth : The Case of San Jose , California .

Contesting the Market

This text explores pay equity in the context of a deregulating economy. It chronicles and analyzes the role of the national pay equity movement, women's organizations inside state institutions, and public sector unions in placing a discussion of wage discrimination on the state's agenda.

Applied Human Resource Management

Implementing comparable worth/pay equity: Experiences of cutting edge states. Public Personnel Management, 27(4), 475-489. Johnson, G., & Solon, G. (1986). Estimates of direct effects of comparable worth policy. American Economic Review ...

Applied Human Resource Management

Applied Human Resources Management is designed to give business students in-depth hands-on learning experiences that will help them practice the principles they are learning and develop the skills necessary when dealing with people in diverse settings and situations. The text: - covers critical issues in the effective management of human resources, which can be used for class discussions, or be given as homework problems, or used as essay questions on tests. - presents students with a situation where they can apply an HRM concept or principle to a new situation, which can be used as in-class exercises, or for self-study - provides experiential exercises, giving students an opportunity to learn by doing, which can be used again as in-class or out-of-class exercises

Pay Equity

In Australia, the actual wage ratio increased from 59 to 74 percent and in Britain from 60 to 71 percent between 1964 and 1979; comparable worth type policies in the two countries eliminated 37 and 28 percent of the 'wage gap, ...

Pay Equity

Are women paid less than men when they hold comparable jobs? Is there gender bias in the way wages are set? Or can wage differences between men and women be explained by legitimate market forces? Pay Equity: Empirical Inquiries answers these questions in 10 original research papers. The papers explore race- and gender-based differences in wages, at the level both of individuals and of occupations. They also assess the effects of the implementation of comparable worth plans for private firms, states, and--on an international level--for Australia, Great Britain, and the United States.

Feminist Perspectives on Family Care

Elimination of gender-based wage discrimination is key to women achieving economic self-sufficiency. ... By September 1986, 10 states had written pay equity or comparable worth policy, and 27 states had completed studies to determine if ...

Feminist Perspectives on Family Care

This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.