ERIC Number: EJ407994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Relative Deprivation and the Gender Wage Gap.
Jackson, Linda A.
Journal of Social Issues, v45 n4 p117-33 1989
Discusses how gender differences in the value of pay, based on relative deprivation theory, explain women's paradoxical contentment with lower wages. Presents a model of pay satisfaction to integrate value-based and comparative-referent explanations of the relationship between gender and pay satisfaction. Discusses economic approaches to the gender wage gap. (JS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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