ERIC Number: ED258865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Value and Opportunity: Comparable Pay for Comparable Worth. Series on Public Issues No. 10.
In this booklet, one of a series intended to apply economic principles to major social and political issues, an argument is presented against comparable pay for comparable worth policies for women. Separate subsections present opposing viewpoints on this controversial issue as well as an examination of whether legislation has been a "friend" or"foe" to women's equality, a discussion of ways in which the government discriminates in the private and public sectors, and reasons why both feminists and women in general should encourage the reduction of government intervention. In conclusion it is argued that it is consumers who place a value on women's jobs and who thus ultimately decide their wages. It follows that women must be willing to gain skill and/or education required to move into the areas that consumers value more highly. (LH)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Labor Economics, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination
Public Issues, Center for Free Enterprise, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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