Comparable worth : new directions for research /
Heidi I. Hartmann, editor.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1985.
x, 178 p. ; 24 cm.
0309035341 (pbk.)
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1985.
0309035341 (pbk.)
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"Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Report of and revised papers from the Seminar on Comparable Worth Research held at Hilton Head, South Carolina on Oct. 7-8, 1983.
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Appeared in Choice on 1985-10:
This report of the 1983 Seminar on Comparable Worth Research (organized by the National Research Council and sponsored by the Ford Foundation) includes a collection of six comprehensive background papers. Comparable worth is a method of setting pay scales according to job evaluation scores, determined by a set of systematic procedures that rate jobs according to essential characteristics, such as skills (including education and training), responsibility, effort, and work conditions. Because of the persistence of occupational sex segregation, there has been little progress in correcting the pervasive inequality between female and male earnings. Proponents of comparable worth see it as a method of remedying this inequality. The seminar report and the background papers generally advocate comparable worth, while pointing out the difficulties of implementation. The editor is on the staff of the NRC, the authors well qualified-the best known being Barbara Bergmann, the leading expert on the theory of occupational sex segregation. Each of the papers has extensive references, and the book has an overall index. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate libraries.-E.P. Hoffman, Western Michigan University
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