Heidi I. Hartmann, editor
Comparable worth - equal pay for jobs of equal value - has been called the civil rights issue of the 1980s. This volume consists of a committee report that sets forth an agenda of much-needed research on this issue, supported by six papers contributed by eminent social scientists. The research agenda presented is structured around two general themes: occupational wage differentials and discrimination and wage adjustment strategies and their impact. The papers deal with a wide range of topics, including job evaluation, social judgement biases in comparable worth analysis, the economics of comparable worth, and prospects for pay equity.