This article compares the experiences of Australia and the United States in dealing with women's wages. The comparison holds considerable promise for insight because of similarities between the two countries and, ironically, because of their differences. The article first provides a detailed description of the wage-setting process in Australia and the history of women's wages within that process. The article then compares the Australian experience with that of the United States. The doctrines designed to deal with women's wages in the two countries are compared, the inference from the Australian experience that discrimination is a significant factor depressing women's wages in the United States is subjected to rigorous economic analysis, and finally the lessons of the Australian experience for the United States are discussed.
Steven L. Willborn, Robert G. Gregory, and Anne E. Daly,
Women's Wages in Australia and the United States,
71 Neb. L. Rev.
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