What is institutionalized discrimination and comparable pay?

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Institutionalized discrimination refers to discrimination that is not blatant discrimination by individuals but rather discrimination that is inherent in a specifice system. For example, if a male and a female have the same position but the pay starts lower for the female based on policy, this is institutionalized discrimination. Although...

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Institutionalized discrimination refers to discrimination that is not blatant discrimination by individuals but rather discrimination that is inherent in a specifice system. For example, if a male and a female have the same position but the pay starts lower for the female based on policy, this is institutionalized discrimination. Although one specific individual is not discriminating the system is inherently discriminatory. Comparable pay refers to a system in which educationa level, required skills, and job duties are compared across different jobs that have a tendency to have a large percentage of either males or females. For example, nurses are mainly female, engineers are mainly male. Based on the compared criteria the pay for the female would be comparable to the male dominated field that had similiar criteria.

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