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Comparable worth, as a standard applied to eliminate inequities in pay

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For the final question - Which of the following best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage? - I think it makes sense to re-state that comparable worth "insists that the values of certain tasks performed in dissimilar jobs can be compared". We thus need to have an answer that compares two jobs each with certain tasks. The only answer choice that does this is Answer D with a Clerk to an Engineer. Other choices fail because they compare the same job using an unrelated aspect of comparable worth (Answer A is mechanics but men to women, Answer B is programmers but one division to another division).
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solved in 10:48 min with 4/5
got question 1 incorrect selected option A
why A is wrong ?



As this is a detail question, the answer should be explicitly mentioned in the passage.

The correct answer to this question is "c" because “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.”

Could you please find out option (A) "Comparable worth policy decisions in pay-inequity cases have often failed to satisfy the complaints" in the passage and post it here :)

To know more why "c" is the correct choice, please see https://gmatclub.com/forum/comparable-w ... l#p1105933

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5. It can be inferred from the passage that application of "other mandates" (see highlighted text) would be unlikely to result in an outcome satisfactory to the female employees in which of the following situations?

I. Males employed as long-distance truck drivers for a furniture company make $3.50 more per hour than do females with comparable job experience employed in the same capacity.

II. Women working in the office of a cement company contend that their jobs are as demanding and valuable as those of the men working in the cement factory, but the women are paid much less per hour.

III. A law firm employs both male and female paralegals with the same educational and career backgrounds, but the starting salary for male paralegals is $5,000 more than for female paralegals.

(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) III only

(D) I and II only

(E) I and III only


Please explain.


And what does this mean?

"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."

I got confused in q3 between C and E. Why is C wrong in Q3.
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5. It can be inferred from the passage that application of "other mandates" (see highlighted text) would be unlikely to result in an outcome satisfactory to the female employees in which of the following situations?

I. Males employed as long-distance truck drivers for a furniture company make $3.50 more per hour than do females with comparable job experience employed in the same capacity.

II. Women working in the office of a cement company contend that their jobs are as demanding and valuable as those of the men working in the cement factory, but the women are paid much less per hour.

III. A law firm employs both male and female paralegals with the same educational and career backgrounds, but the starting salary for male paralegals is $5,000 more than for female paralegals.

(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) III only

(D) I and II only

(E) I and III only


Please explain.


And what does this mean?

"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."

I got confused in q3 between C and E. Why is C wrong in Q3.


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Q3: Please go through the post: https:https://gmatclub.com/forum/comparable-worth-as-a-standard-applied-to-eliminate-inequities-in-pay-132718.html#p1374654
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mallya12 wrote:
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5. It can be inferred from the passage that application of "other mandates" (see highlighted text) would be unlikely to result in an outcome satisfactory to the female employees in which of the following situations?

I. Males employed as long-distance truck drivers for a furniture company make $3.50 more per hour than do females with comparable job experience employed in the same capacity.

II. Women working in the office of a cement company contend that their jobs are as demanding and valuable as those of the men working in the cement factory, but the women are paid much less per hour.

III. A law firm employs both male and female paralegals with the same educational and career backgrounds, but the starting salary for male paralegals is $5,000 more than for female paralegals.

(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) III only

(D) I and II only

(E) I and III only


Please explain.


And what does this mean?

"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."

I got confused in q3 between C and E. Why is C wrong in Q3.


Q5: Please go through the post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatprep-cha ... l#p1833662
Q3: Please go through the post: https:https://gmatclub.com/forum/comparable-worth-as-a-standard-applied-to-eliminate-inequities-in-pay-132718.html#p1374654



The link for Q3 is actually Q2

Could U please explain this?


According to the passage, comparable worth principles are different in which of the following ways from other mandates intended to reduce or eliminate pay inequities:
A) Comparable worth principles address changes in the pay schedules of male as well as female workers
B) Comparable worth principles can be applied to employees in both the public and the private sector
C) Comparable worth principles emphasize the training and skill of workers
D) Comparable worth principles require changes in the employer's resource allocation
E) Comparable worth principles can be used to quantify the value of elements of dissimilar jobs


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u1983 wrote:
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5. It can be inferred from the passage that application of "other mandates" (see highlighted text) would be unlikely to result in an outcome satisfactory to the female employees in which of the following situations?

I. Males employed as long-distance truck drivers for a furniture company make $3.50 more per hour than do females with comparable job experience employed in the same capacity.

II. Women working in the office of a cement company contend that their jobs are as demanding and valuable as those of the men working in the cement factory, but the women are paid much less per hour.

III. A law firm employs both male and female paralegals with the same educational and career backgrounds, but the starting salary for male paralegals is $5,000 more than for female paralegals.

(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) III only

(D) I and II only

(E) I and III only


Please explain.


And what does this mean?

"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."

I got confused in q3 between C and E. Why is C wrong in Q3.


Q5: Please go through the post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatprep-cha ... l#p1833662
Q3: Please go through the post: https:https://gmatclub.com/forum/comparable-worth-as-a-standard-applied-to-eliminate-inequities-in-pay-132718.html#p1374654



The link for Q3 is actually Q2

Could U please explain this?


According to the passage, comparable worth principles are different in which of the following ways from other mandates intended to reduce or eliminate pay inequities:
A) Comparable worth principles address changes in the pay schedules of male as well as female workers
B) Comparable worth principles can be applied to employees in both the public and the private sector
C) Comparable worth principles emphasize the training and skill of workers
D) Comparable worth principles require changes in the employer's resource allocation
E) Comparable worth principles can be used to quantify the value of elements of dissimilar jobs


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Can someone please explain the answer to Q.4 ? Why is the answer not B?
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Can someone please explain the answer to Q.4 ? Why is the answer not B?
Thanks in advance

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Question #4 asks "which of the following [answer choices] best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage?"

To answer this question, let's look at what the passage says about the principles of comparable worth:
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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.

The key concept here is that the "value of certain tasks in dissimilar jobs can be compared." This differs from other standards, which only seek to eliminate unfair pay gaps between people who have similar jobs.

Let's take a look at (B):
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(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.

In this answer choice, the wages and experience of computer programmers in one division are compared to the computer programmers in another division. Because these groups hold similar jobs as programmers, the principles of comparable worth are not applied in this scenario. Eliminate (B).

And here is (D):
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(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.

Here, various aspects of a clerk's job are compared to those of an engineer's job. These jobs are not at all similar, so to compare them to one another, we must apply the principles of comparable worth. (D) is the correct answer.

I hope that helps!
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