The Economics of Comparable Worth
Killingsworth provides a clear statement of the definitional and conceptual issues surrounding comparable worth as well as an examination of its actual and potential effects. He also shows how comparable worth might work in alternative labor market settings and provides evidence of the effects of the comparable worth measures implemented in San Jose, Calif., the State of Minnesota, and Australia.
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This study was supported by a grant from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Inequality
Killingsworth, Mark R. 1990. The Economics of Comparable Worth. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.