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Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity

Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity (Hardback)

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"Doing Comparable Worth" is the first empirical study of the actual process of attempting to translate into reality the idea of equal pay for work of equal value. This political ethnography documents a large project undertaken by the state of Oregon to evaluate 35,000 jobs of state employees, identify gender-based pay inequities, and remedy these inequities. The book details both the technical and political processes, showing how the technical was always political, how management manipulated and unions resisted wage redistribution, and how initial defeat was turned into partial victory for pay equity by labor union women and women's movement activists. As a member of the legislative task force that was responsible for implementing the legislation requiring a pay equity study in Oregon, Joan Acker gives an insider's view of how job evaluation, job classification, and the formulation of an equity plan were carried out. She reveals many of the political and technical problems in doing comparable worth that are not evident to outsiders. She also places comparable worth within a feminist theoretical perspective.

Joan Acker is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon and winner of the 1989 Jessie Bernard Prize of the American Sociologial Association for life achievement.

BusinessEconomicsLabour economicsEmployment & unemploymentLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 01/08/1989 ISBN-13: 9780877226215  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 15/08/1989.  

Joan Acker is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon and winner of the 1989 Jessie Bernard Prize of the American Sociologial Association for life achievement.

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