PSY2404 Personnel and Organizational Psychology, FA2017

What is Comparable Worth? Is this a big problem? Fully describe this issue along with the history of the problem. Identify and analyze at least three legal cases associated with this issue. Google has recently been in the news with a discrimination lawsuit. Is there an identifiable pattern to wage-gap discrimination? How widespread is the pay gap issue?

Your job is to investigate the extent of the gender wage gap issue; determine and describe if the problem is localized to select work domains or more widespread. Who is affected by the gender wage gap? Have you been impacted (directly or indirectly) by this discriminatory behavior? Describe and discuss what the effects are on the women involved in these gender discrimination cases. What are some of the criticisms put forth by opponents of comparable worth? Is there any merit to their opposition?

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