ERIC Number: ED420740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Gender Equity and Fairness: A Consumer's Guidebook to Leading Companies. Research-in-Brief.
Garrett, Shannon; Zuckerman, Diana
"The Feminist Dollar: The Wise Woman's Buying Guide", the book upon which this report is based, evaluates the gender fairness and equity policies of more than 400 companies, 50 states, and 35 countries to help consumers make informed decisions about which products to purchase and which states and countries to support with their travel dollars. The book is based on the notion that if economic decisions are made on the basis female-friendly factors, women's treatment in the workplace will improve, a Feminist Evaluation Method for Measuring Equity, which was developed to evaluate companies on a number of factors that reflect how positive or negative their climate is for women. The Feminist Evaluation Measure (FEM) rating is a numerical score that can range from 0 to 100. Companies, states, and countries are rated with respect to the following categories: management opportunities for women employees; the glass ceiling effect; support of women through charitable contributions targeting women's issues or organizations; benefit programs that are particularly beneficial to women; and the "femlin factor," or general indications of a company's female-friendly attitude not already measured in another category. (Includes the top five ranked companies in each of the following categories: grocery stores, food companies, cosmetic companies, retail stores, clothing companies, and automobile companies.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Education, Corporations, Decision Making, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Evaluation Methods, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Sex Fairness, Womens Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States