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English definition of “comparable worth”

comparable worth

noun [U]
 
 
HR, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the idea that a person should be paid the same amount as someone else for doing work that has the same value for their employer, whatever age, sex, or race they are: The idea of comparable worth is particularly relevant in workplaces where men are concentrated in one type of job, and women in another.
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