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Comparable Worth

Scope Note: 
Principle of equal pay for work of comparable value, i.e., equal pay for jobs that may have different duties but that require similar levels of skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions -- frequently advocated to redress sex-based pay inequities, i.e., between comparable female- and male-dominated jobs (some analyses consider race/ethnicity among job types as well)
Category: Bias and Equity
Use this term instead of
Pay Equity
Related Terms
Employed Women
Employment Practices
Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Nontraditional Occupations
Personnel Policy
Salary Wage Differentials
Sex Fairness
Added to ERIC: 1/22/1986