equal pay for work of equal value

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1110

Definition

Equal pay for work to which equal value is attributed, without discrimination on grounds of sex or marital status, with regard to all aspects of pay and conditions of remuneration. Because pay structures and job classification systems can be biased, the jobs done by most women tend to be classified at lower levels.

See also: gender pay gap

Source(s)

(1) European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men; (2) International Labour Organization – ILO (2007). ABC of Women Workers’ Rights and Gender Equality. Available at: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---gender/documents...

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