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Comparable worth, as a standard applied to eliminate [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 20:03
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Comparable worth, as a standard applied to eliminate
inequities in pay, insists that the values of certain tasks performed
in dissimilar jobs can be compared. In the last decade, this
approach has become a critical social policy issue, as large
numbers of private-sector firms and industries as well as federal,
state, and local governmental entities have adopted comparable
worth policies or begun to consider doing so.

This widespread institutional awareness of
comparable worth indicates increased public
awareness that pay inequities--that is, situations in
which pay is not "fair" because it does not reflect the
true value of a job--exist in the labor market.
However, the question still remains: have the gains
already made in pay equity under comparable worth
principles been of a precedent-setting nature or are
they mostly transitory, a function of concessions made
by employers to mislead female employees into
believing that they have made long-term pay equity
gains?

Comparable worth pay adjustments are indeed
precedent-setting. Because of the principles driving
them, other mandates that can be applied to reduce or
eliminate unjustified pay gaps between male and
female workers have not remedied perceived pay
inequities satisfactorily for the litigants in cases in
which men and women hold different jobs. But
whenever comparable worth principles are applied to
pay schedules, perceived unjustified pay differences
are eliminated. In this sense, then, comparable worth
is more comprehensive than other mandates, such as
the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964. Neither compares tasks in
dissimilar jobs (that is, jobs across occupational
categories) in an effort to determine whether or not
what is necessary to perform these tasks--know-how,
problem-solving, and accountability--can be quantified
in terms of its dollar value to the employer.
Comparable worth, on the other hand, takes as its
premise that certain tasks in dissimilar jobs may
require a similar amount of training, effort, and skill;
may carry similar responsibility; may be carried on in
an environment having a similar impact upon the
worker; and may have a similar dollar value to the
employer.

23.
Which of the following most accurately states the central purpose of the passage?

(A) To criticize the implementation of a new procedure
(B) To assess the significance of a change in policy
(C) To illustrate how a new standard alters procedures
(D) To explain how a new policy is applied in specific cases
(E) To summarize the changes made to date as a result of social policy

26.
Which of the following best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage?

(A) The current pay, rates of increase, and rates of promotion for female mechanics are compared with those of male mechanics.
(B) The training, skills, and job experience of computer programmers in one division of a corporation are compared to those of programmers making more money in another division.
(C) The number of women holding top executive positions in a corporation is compared to the number of women available for promotion to those positions, and both tallies are matched to the tallies for men in the same corporation.
(D) The skills, training, and job responsibilities of the clerks in the township tax assessor's office are compared to those of the much better-paid township engineers.
(E) The working conditions of female workers in a hazardous-materials environment are reviewed and their pay schedules compared to those of all workers in similar environments across the nation.
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 04:30
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 16:28
23 - C
26 - D
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 17:48
23.
Which of the following most accurately states the central purpose of the passage?

(A) To criticize the implementation of a new procedure - Extreme - Eliminate
(B) To assess the significance of a change in policy - There is a policy but it was created not eliminated - Eliminate
(C) To illustrate how a new standard alters procedures - The word standard is mentioned in the first line. It alters the procedure of Govt and private org's. But still tricky. CORRECT
(D) To explain how a new policy is applied in specific cases - No specific case - Eliminate
(E) To summarize the changes made to date as a result of social policy - No 'to dates' - Eliminate
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 17:51
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26.
Which of the following best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage?

(A) The current pay, rates of increase, and rates of promotion for female mechanics are compared with those of male mechanics.
(B) The training, skills, and job experience of computer programmers in one division of a corporation are compared to those of programmers making more money in another division.
(C) The number of women holding top executive positions in a corporation is compared to the number of women available for promotion to those positions, and both tallies are matched to the tallies for men in the same corporation.
(D) The skills, training, and job responsibilities of the clerks in the township tax assessor's office are compared to those of the much better-paid township engineers.
(E) The working conditions of female workers in a hazardous-materials environment are reviewed and their pay schedules compared to those of all workers in similar environments across the nation.

This one is good. Comparable worth means the jobs compared must be dissimilar. (Not between men and woman). Hence eliminate A, B C and E. Answer is D
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 18:32
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Comparable worth, as a standard applied to eliminate
inequities in pay, insists that the values of certain tasks performed
in dissimilar jobs can be compared. In the last decade, this
approach has become a critical social policy issue, as large
numbers of private-sector firms and industries as well as federal,
state, and local governmental entities have adopted comparable
worth policies or begun to consider doing so.

This widespread institutional awareness of
comparable worth indicates increased public
awareness that pay inequities--that is, situations in
which pay is not "fair" because it does not reflect the
true value of a job--exist in the labor market.
However, the question still remains: have the gains
already made in pay equity under comparable worth
principles been of a precedent-setting nature or are
they mostly transitory, a function of concessions made
by employers to mislead female employees into
believing that they have made long-term pay equity
gains?

Comparable worth pay adjustments are indeed
precedent-setting. Because of the principles driving
them, other mandates that can be applied to reduce or
eliminate unjustified pay gaps between male and
female workers have not remedied perceived pay
inequities satisfactorily for the litigants in cases in
which men and women hold different jobs. But
whenever comparable worth principles are applied to
pay schedules, perceived unjustified pay differences
are eliminated. In this sense, then, comparable worth
is more comprehensive than other mandates, such as
the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964. Neither compares tasks in
dissimilar jobs (that is, jobs across occupational
categories) in an effort to determine whether or not
what is necessary to perform these tasks--know-how,
problem-solving, and accountability--can be quantified
in terms of its dollar value to the employer.
Comparable worth, on the other hand, takes as its
premise that certain tasks in dissimilar jobs may
require a similar amount of training, effort, and skill;
may carry similar responsibility; may be carried on in
an environment having a similar impact upon the
worker; and may have a similar dollar value to the
employer.

23.
Which of the following most accurately states the central purpose of the passage?

(A) To criticize the implementation of a new procedure
(B) To assess the significance of a change in policy
(C) To illustrate how a new standard alters procedures
(D) To explain how a new policy is applied in specific cases
(E) To summarize the changes made to date as a result of social policy

26.
Which of the following best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage?

(A) The current pay, rates of increase, and rates of promotion for female mechanics are compared with those of male mechanics.
(B) The training, skills, and job experience of computer programmers in one division of a corporation are compared to those of programmers making more money in another division.
(C) The number of women holding top executive positions in a corporation is compared to the number of women available for promotion to those positions, and both tallies are matched to the tallies for men in the same corporation.
(D) The skills, training, and job responsibilities of the clerks in the township tax assessor's office are compared to those of the much better-paid township engineers.
(E) The working conditions of female workers in a hazardous-materials environment are reviewed and their pay schedules compared to those of all workers in similar environments across the nation.


23 - C
26 - I was between A and D, but I choose D.
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2008, 01:17
No one here choose correct choice for 23
OA is not C
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2008, 03:25
I went for B in case of 23.
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2008, 21:24
I chose E for 23.
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2008, 23:27
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2008, 23:31
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OA?


26D and 23 OA is B! :lol: so tricky Gmatprep! I have no clue for this! :oops:
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 16 May 2008, 11:02
I got the first one (23 - B) right but fumbled on the other question (26). If I can speak for all, this qualifies for an awful passage on a discouragingly boring topic for any human being on planet earth. :lol:
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 16 May 2008, 17:35
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I got the first one (23 - B) right but fumbled on the other question (26). If I can speak for all, this qualifies for an awful passage on a discouragingly boring topic for any human being on planet earth. :lol:


Wiza..., your name too long. But Gmat likes that awful! We have no choice other than have to live with it! :lol:
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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 16 May 2008, 17:53
sondenso wrote:
wizardofwashington wrote:
I got the first one (23 - B) right but fumbled on the other question (26). If I can speak for all, this qualifies for an awful passage on a discouragingly boring topic for any human being on planet earth. :lol:


Wiza..., your name too long. But Gmat likes that awful! We have no choice other than have to live with it! :lol:


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Re: RC. Let us crack it together! [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 13:26
sondenso wrote:
zoltan wrote:
OA?


26D and 23 OA is B! :lol: so tricky Gmatprep! I have no clue for this! :oops:


:arrow: Can some one provide an explanation for why the OA for 23 is not D?
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Re: Comparable worth, as a standard applied to eliminate [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 04:57
Why is it not C for 23?? ... Can anyone explain??
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