publication . Article . 2008

The International Instruments on Gender Pay Equity

Chen, Cher Weixia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2008
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Today in the world women are earning around 78% of what men are earning. Gender pay gap ironically is still one major feature of the modern labor market, despite the fact that the right to equal pay is one of the founding principles recognized by the 1945 ILO constitution amendment. Since 1919 the right to equal pay was discussed during the preparation for the ILO constitution, scholars have been constantly making efforts to explore the potential solutions to gender pay differentials. In 1980s there was an explosion of economic research on wage determination and sociological analysis of the marketplace and occupational structure. The causes of the gender pay gap...
Subjects
free text keywords: pay equity, labor, equal pay
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