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comparable worth

noun
1.
the doctrine that a woman's and man's pay should be equal when their work requires equal training, skills, and responsibilities.
Also called pay equity.
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comparable worth

in economics, the principle that men and women should be compensated equally for work requiring comparable skills, responsibilities, and effort.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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