Can someone explain? What are the differences between the two versions of the principle of comparable worth in the language of rights?
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Comparable Worth is sex equity or pay equity in economics, the principle that men and women should be compensated equally for work requiring comparable skills, responsibilities, and effort.
In the United States the concept of comparable worth was introduced in the 1970s by reformers seeking to correct inequities in pay for occupations traditionally held by men and women.
There are actually two versions of comparable worth legislation, the Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The former is co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama; the principal sponsor of the latter is Sen. Hillary Clinton (Mr. Obama is a co-sponsor). Both would push companies to set wages based not on supply and demand -- that is the free market -- but on ...
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