The Economics of Comparable Worth

Title

The Economics of Comparable Worth

Year

1990

Abstract

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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Download 1. Introduction (658 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Comparable Worth: Definitions, Concepts and Analytical Issues
  3. Comparable Worth: Empirical Issues
  4. Comparable Worth in Minnesota State Government Employment
  5. Comparable Worth in San Jose Municipal Government Employment
  6. Comparable Worth in Australia
  7. Summary and Conclusions

Sponsorship

This study was supported by a grant from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

ISBN

9780880990851 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Inequality

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Citation

Killingsworth, Mark R. 1990. The Economics of Comparable Worth. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.