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Explain the principle of comparable worth, and discuss why it is hard to put this principle into practice.
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Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior
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Comparable worth is the idea that jobs of equivalent worth or value to the organization should pay the same pay rates regardless of the personal characteristics of the person performing the work. Under comparable worth, pay rates would be determined by factors such as effort, skill, and responsibility of the job and not whether the job has been traditionally filled by workers of a particular gender, race, or ethnic background.

Although comparable worth makes sense in principle, it has been hard to put into practice. Organizations have resisted basing salaries on comparable worth because pay levels for some jobs would have to be raised. Moreover, it is difficult to determine the value of a job to an organization and to compare that job to various other jobs without making value-based decisions.
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