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Dey, Judy Goldberg; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2007
Women have made remarkable gains in education during the past three decades, yet these achievements have resulted in only modest improvements in pay equity. The gender pay gap has become a fixture of the U.S. workplace and is so ubiquitous that many simply view it as normal. "Behind the Pay Gap" examines the gender pay gap for college graduates.…
Descriptors: Employed Women, College Graduates, Comparable Worth, Gender Differences
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McDonald, Judith A.; Thornton, Robert J. – Journal of Human Resources, 2007
We analyze the female-male gap in starting-salary offers for new college graduates using data from the annual surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), unique (and proprietary) data that have not previously been used for this purpose. A major advantage of working with a data set on salaries for new college graduates is…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Gender Differences, Wages, Salaries
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Jackson, Linda A. – Journal of Social Issues, 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…
Descriptors: Comparable Worth, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Employed Women
Jackson, Patricia – CURRENTS, 2011
The author did not expect to be surprised or disturbed by the data from the latest Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) salary survey; however, she was. CASE has been conducting the survey since 1982, so she assumed the findings would mirror her own salary history and those of her peers. While she suspected that older women…
Descriptors: Comparable Worth, Salary Wage Differentials, Employment Practices, Gender Bias
Hartmann, Heidi I. – 2000
Studies indicate these potential sources of wage differentials between women and men: women have different skills and qualifications; they work in the same jobs and establishments and have equal qualifications but receive unequal pay; and they work in different jobs or establishments, where pay is low, but have qualifications similar to men…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparable Worth, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Loutfi, Martha Fetherolf, Ed. – 2001
This anthology contains 22 articles published in the "International Labor Review" between 1996-2000 on many dimensions of women, gender, and work. Part I is an introduction called "Women, Gender, and Work--An Overview" (Martha F. Loutfi), sets the framework in terms of the value of work, rights, and goals. Part II on concepts…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Hartmann, Heidi; Allen, Katherine; Owens, Christine – 1999
A national study, including state-by-state breakouts, analyzed Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics data to explore the wage gap. Median weekly earnings of men and women and of minorities and nonminorities were analyzed. Gender-based earnings differences and gender wage gaps were large for all women--and especially large for minority…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparable Worth, Comparative Analysis, Dual Career Family
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Kemp, Alice Abel; Beck, E. M. – Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal, 1986
Describes an empirical method to identify work-similar occupations using selected measures from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Examines male-female earnings differences within a group of work-similar occupations and finds that discrimination against females is extensive. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Employed Women, Employment Practices
Dunn, Dana – 1997
The following papers are included: "Foreword" (Paula England); "Introduction to the Study of Women and Work" (Dana Dunn); "Gender Culture and Socialization" (Rita Mae Kelly); "Parental Influence and Women's Careers" (Sue Joan Mendelson Freeman); "Shortchanging Girls: Gender Socialization in…
Descriptors: Blacks, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Choice, Case Studies