The Implementation Process of Comparable Worth: Winners and Losers
AbstractThis paper provides a unique opportunity to observe how a public policy affected the earnings of various interest groups at different stages of implementation. Specifically, the authors examine how the earnings of women, union members, and supervisory and professional staff were affected by various proposed and implemented comparable-worth pay plans in Iowa. They find that large relative gains to women in the original proposed plans were reduced as the process evolved. As a result, some of the original gains to women were redistributed to union members, supervisors, and professionals. Copyright 1990 by University of Chicago Press.
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Volume (Year): 98 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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- Mattila, J. Peter & Orazem, Peter, 1990. "The Implementation Process of Comparable Worth: Winners and Losers," Staff General Research Papers 10842, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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