comparable worth


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comparable worth

n.
The theory that compensation for jobs filled chiefly by women should be the same as those filled chiefly by men if the jobs, regardless of how different they may be, have equal socioeconomic value.

com′parable worth′


n.
the concept that a woman's and man's pay should be equal for comparable jobs.
[1980–85]
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