Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets and Unequal Pay for Women in America

Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets and Unequal Pay for Women in America

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Based on case studies of four organizations that were sued for pay discrimination, Legalizing Gender Inequality challenges existing theories of gender inequality within economic, sociological, and legal contexts. 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 reproducing male cultural advantages. The book argues that the courts have, by uncritically accepting the market explanation for wage disparity, tended to legitimate and to legalize a crucial dimension of gender inequality.

Title:Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets and Unequal Pay for Women in America
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780521627504
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  • Alisha

    This book considers the extend to which gender inequality is institutionalized in the United States. The innovation of this study is that it combines sociological methods with legal research to produc...