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Author Nelson, Robert L., 1952- author

Title Legalizing gender inequality : courts, markets, and unequal pay for women in America / Robert L. Nelson, William P. Bridges
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 393 pages) : illustrations
Series Structural analysis in the social sciences ; 16
Structural analysis in the social sciences ; 16
Contents Law, markets, and the institutional construction of gender inequality in pay -- pt. 1. Theory and method. Legal theories of sex-based pay discrimination. Toward an organizational theory of gender inequality in pay. Methodological approach: law cases, case studies, and critical empiricism -- pt. 2a. The case studies: public sector organizations. Paternalism and politics in a university pay system: Christensen v. State of Iowa. Bureaucratic politics and gender inequality in a state pay system: AFSCME v. State of Washington -- pt. 2b. The case studies: private sector organizations. Corporate politics, rationalization, and managerial discretion: EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. The financial institution as a male, profit-making club: Glass v. Coastal Bank -- pt. 3. Conclusion: legalizing gender inequality. Rethinking the relationship between law, markets, and gender inequality in organizations -- Appendix: court documents and case materials used in case studies
Summary "Equal pay for men and women in the work force suffered a series of defeats in U.S. courts during the 1970s and 1980s and became the object of attack by a conservative administration and conventional economic wisdom. Yet the issue persists, unsolved, and continues to attract scholarly and popular attention. Building upon a new generation of research about institutions and the social construction of the market, the authors of Legalizing Gender Inequality challenge the existing theories of gender-based pay inequality and present a new, more realistic way to analyze the relationship between the market, pay differentials, and the law."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-384) and index
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Subject Pay equity -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Pay equity -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Bridges, William P., author
LC no. 98038432
ISBN 0511019602 (electronic bk.)
0511499345 (electronic bk.)
0521621690 (hbk.)
9780511019609 (electronic bk.)
9780511499340 (electronic bk.)
9780521621694 (hbk.)
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