Legalizing Gender Inequality by Robert L. Nelson
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Legalizing Gender Inequality
By Robert L. Nelson

Legalizing Gender Inequality

Courts, Markets and Unequal Pay for Women in America

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Legalizing Gender Inequality by Robert L. Nelson

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Legalizing Gender Inequality challenges existing theories of gender inequality within economic, sociological, and legal organizations. The book argues that male-female earnings differentials cannot be explained adequately by market forces, principles of efficiency, or society-wide sexism. Rather it suggests that employing organizations tend to disadvantage holders of predominantly female jobs by denying them power in organizational politics and by reproducing male cultural advantages. These findings contradict major legal precedents which have argued that labor markets and not employers are the source of inequality. The authors further argue that comparable worth is an inappropriate remedy, as such an approach misdiagnoses the causes of gender inequality and often falls prey to the same organizational processes that initially generated this differential. The book argues that the courts have, by uncritically accepting the market explanation for male-female wage disparity, tended to legitimate and to legalize a crucial dimension of gender inequality in American society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521627504
ISBN-10: 0521627508
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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