Two important factors in the determination of pay for any given position are the position’s pay in relation to the marketplace and the position’s pay relative to others within the organization. The first factor is known as external equity and the latter as internal equity. However, in many cases, external equity is used to determine the position’s pay when there is a different result that reflected by the two methods. This leads to a perception of unfairness when viewed from the internal equity perspective. The most notable situation concerns pay for women in many job categories. This arises because many jobs that are primarily held by women pay less than jobs primarily held by men. From an internal equity perspective, the jobs may be evaluated equally by the job evaluation system, but in the marketplace, the jobs in which women predominate are paid less. Organizations then face a dilemma—should the jobs be paid at the market rate or the internal rate?

In more than 100 countries, the decision has been to base pay on the principle of internal equity and pay jobs with equal job evaluation points the same without regard to external rates. However, in the U.S. this has not been the case. For example, in Washington state the average pay for women was found to be 20% lower than men in jobs that had the same number of job evaluation points. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 80 percent of U.S. female workers are employed in occupations in which at least 70 percent of all employees are women. This leads, for example, to the situations in which the pay of school teachers is less than that of the groundskeepers.

Legislation was introduced in Congress in 2005 (the Fair Pay Act) to require internal equity for Federal workers, and similar legislation has been discussed for the private sector. To date, this legislation has received little support.

Are you in favor of fair-pay type legislation to equalize the pay between men and women? Why or why not? If you were to make a case for your position, what job evaluation principles would you apply and why? What internal and external equity principles would you use to explain your position? Justify your chosen position by analysis, reasoning, and example. Atleast 500 words

superadmin (28431)
New York University

Hire an Expert to Help you

Hire Verified Expert

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more
Have a homework question? Get help from verified tutors now!

STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES Order your paper today and save 15% with the discount code MYHOMEWORKGEEKS30