comparable worth
noun Date: 1983 the concept that women and men should receive equal pay for jobs calling for comparable skill and responsibility

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  • comparable worth — com·pa·ra·ble worth / käm pə rə bəl wərth, käm prə / n: the concept that women and men should receive equal pay for jobs calling for comparable skill and responsibility Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. comparable worth …   Law dictionary

  • comparable worth — ˌcomparable ˈworth noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the principle that women doing the same type of job as men should be paid the same amount as men * * * comparable worth UK US noun [U] ► HR, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the idea that a person should …   Financial and business terms

  • comparable worth — the doctrine that a woman s and man s pay should be equal when their work requires equal training, skills, and responsibilities. * * * ▪ economics also called  sex equity  or  pay equity        in economics (labour economics), the principle that… …   Universalium

  • comparable worth — noun : the concept that women and men should receive equal pay for jobs calling for comparable skill and responsibility * * * the doctrine that a woman s and man s pay should be equal when their work requires equal training, skills, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • comparable worth — noun The principle that there should be no difference in remuneration between jobs held mostly by women and jobs held mostly by men, when the womens work is comparable in skill, effort, working conditions, and responsibility to the mens work.… …   Wiktionary

  • comparable worth — Term used to describe a class of wage discrimination claims based on the employer s use of different criteria in establishing the wage rates for male and female dominated jobs. Several states have enacted laws establishing comparable worth… …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparable worth — Term used to describe a class of wage discrimination claims based on the employer s use of different criteria in establishing the wage rates for male and female dominated jobs. Several states have enacted laws establishing comparable worth… …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparable worth — com′parable worth′ n. cvb bus soc the concept that a woman s and man s pay should be equal for comparable jobs • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • comparable worth — The view that jobs should be paid equally when the work requires equal training, skills, and responsibilities, and that this principle should override differences in job titles, status, or accepted market rates. The doctrine is mainly associated… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • comparable worth —  Antidiscrimination argument that people doing the same job or having the same level of responsibility should be paid the same regardless of race or gender …   American business jargon

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