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Legalizing gender inequality [electronic resource] : courts, markets, and unequal pay for women in America / Robert L. Nelson, William P. Bridges.

By: Nelson, Robert L, 1952-.
Contributor(s): Bridges, William P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Structural analysis in the social sciences: 16.Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 393 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511019602 (electronic bk.); 9780511019609 (electronic bk.); 9780521621694 (hbk.); 0521621690 (hbk.); 9780511499340 (electronic bk.); 0511499345 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pay equity -- Law and legislation -- United States | Pay equity -- United States | Sex discrimination in employment -- United States | �Egalit�e de r�emun�eration -- Droit -- �Etats-Unis | �Egalit�e de r�emun�eration -- �Etats-Unis | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Lohngerechtigkeit | Recht | USA | Egalit�e de r�emun�eration -- Droit -- Etats-Unis | Egalit�e de r�emun�eration -- Etats-UnisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Legalizing gender inequality.DDC classification: 331.2/153/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-384) and index.

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.

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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