comparable worth

noun

Definition of comparable worth

: the concept that women and men should receive equal pay for jobs calling for comparable skill and responsibility

Examples of comparable worth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, burglary victims are more likely to report the crime to the police if a firearm was stolen versus other objects of comparable worth. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Let’s see how new gun law works before pushing for more," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of comparable worth

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Comparable worth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comparable%20worth. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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comparable worth

noun
com·​pa·​ra·​ble worth | \ ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl-ˈwərth, ˈkäm-prə- \

Legal Definition of comparable worth

: the concept that women and men should receive equal pay for jobs calling for comparable skill and responsibility

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