ERIC Number: EJ416064
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Social Construction of Skill: Gender, Power, and Comparable Worth.
Steinberg, Ronnie J.
Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal, v17 n4 p449-82 Nov 1990
Pressures that contribute to conventional definitions of skill are uncovered through identification of sources of gender bias in job evaluation systems. Pay equity initiatives are examined to highlight process by which new definitions of skill are constructed or blocked. Demonstrates that comparable worth research can engender understanding of power relations that maintain gender inequities in labor market. (91 references) (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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