Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-1990

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Political Economy

Volume

98

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

134

Last Page

152

Abstract

This paper provides a unique opportunity to observe how a public policy affected the earnings of various interest groups at different stages of implementation. Specifically, we examine how the earnings of women, union members, and supervisory and professional staff were affected by various proposed and implemented comparable worth pay plans in Iowa. We find that large relative gains to women in the original proposed plans were reduced as the process evolved. As a result, some of the original gains to women were redistributed to union members, supervisors, and professionals.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Political Economy 98 (1990): 134. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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