Equal pay for equal work
Comparable worth, an idea that is playing an increasingly important role in the wage and compensation issues of the 1980s, is examined in a controlled classroom setting. Salary as a function of rater gender and job stereotyping (as measured on a ranked order) was examined using undergraduate student subjects. Seven position descriptions from a savings and loan association were subjectively evaluated. The subjects assigned salaries, rank ordered the positions on a male to female (male=l, female=?) continuum and completed an Attitude toward Women Scale (AWS). Modest support was found for the hypothesis that salary would be a function of rater gender and job stereotyping in two of the seven positions; the AWS score was found not to be predictive; a strong negative correlation was found between salary and rank order.
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College of Arts and Sciences
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McDaniel, Delora, "Comparable Worth: Gender Bias in Salary Administration" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4862.