Does the Market for Women's Labor Need Fixing?
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AbstractI will start by reviewing the evidence that discrimination against women is currently serious and has important consequences for their pay and status. Some of this evidence is of a variety that economists do not commonly examine or take account of. On the assumption that at least some readers will agree that some remedies might be called for, I go on to look at the virtues and defects of the remedies most commonly proposed—affirmative action and administered wage realignment under the rubric of "pay equity" or "comparable worth."
Citation1989. "Does the Market for Women's Labor Need Fixing?" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 3(1): 43-60. DOI: 10.1257/jep.3.1.43
- 917 Economics of Minorities; Economics of Discrimination
- 826 Labor Markets: Demographic Characteristics
- 813 Labor Force--General