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Comparable Worth : Social Institutions and Social Change - Paula England

Comparable Worth

Social Institutions and Social Change

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Published: 1st December 1992
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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

-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 "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 "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

Preface
Segregation and the Pay Gap
Introductionp. 1
Increasing Employment among Womenp. 4
The Sex Segregation of Jobsp. 12
The Sex Gap in Payp. 23
Conclusionp. 42
Notesp. 44
Theories of Labor Markets
Introductionp. 45
The Orthodox Neoclassical Viewp. 46
The New Neoclassical Institutionalismp. 76
Framing Modelsp. 89
Marxist Viewsp. 91
Other Sociological and Institutional Viewsp. 98
Adjudicating between Theoriesp. 112
Conclusion: An Interdisciplinary Viewp. 119
Notesp. 122
Pay in Female and Male Occupations: Findings from National Data
Introductionp. 125
Data and Variablesp. 128
Statistical Modelsp. 148
Empirical Findingsp. 154
Conclusionp. 181
Notesp. 184
Job Evaluation
Introductionp. 189
Methods of Job Evaluationp. 190
Reliabilityp. 196
Validityp. 197
Using Job Evaluation to Identify and Correct Sex Bias in Payp. 205
Job Evaluation and Market Wagesp. 217
The Politics of Using Job Evaluation for Pay Equityp. 220
Conclusionp. 223
Notesp. 223
Pay Equity and the Federal Courts
Introductionp. 225
The Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Actp. 227
Opening the Door to Comparable Worth: The Gunther Decisionp. 232
Comparable Worth Cases Using the Disparate Treatment Modelp. 234
Comparable Worth Cases Using the Disparate Impact Modelp. 237
A Critique of Circuit Court Decisionsp. 241
Social and Political Factors Affecting Court Decisionsp. 247
Conclusionp. 249
Notesp. 250
Feminism and Other Philosophical Positions
Introductionp. 253
Patriarchal Viewsp. 254
Liberalism and Liberal Feminismp. 257
Marxism and Socialist Feminismp. 264
Radical and Cultural Feminismp. 268
Conclusionp. 273
Notesp. 276
Policy Debates
Introductionp. 277
The Sex Gap in Pay and Discriminationp. 279
Is Segregation and Hiring Discrimination the Real Problem?p. 283
Do Women Need and Deserve Comparable Worth as Simple Justice?p. 285
The Market Wage Argumentp. 287
The Feasibility and Relevance of Job Evaluationp. 291
Legal Issuesp. 293
Could Comparable Worth Achieve Its Goals?p. 295
Possible Adverse Effects on the Economy, Polity, and Societyp. 299
Is Comparable Worth an Insufficiently Radical Reform?p. 301
Conclusionp. 304
Notesp. 307
Referencesp. 309
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780202303499
ISBN-10: 0202303497
Series: Social Institutions and Social Change
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 1st December 1992
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.39  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.5