Are Women Paid What They're Worth? Pay Equity Meets the Market

What kind of work environment will women and men face
in the 1990s and in the twenty-first century? Can they
expect to see equity in the job market? Inequity presents a
challenge because it is easy to hide. How will you know if you
are being treated fairly by the market of tomorrow? The answers
to these questions will affect us all in the years to come, or
perhaps in the weeks to come! Dr. Steven Rhoads will address
these questions in his talk, sponsored by the Salvatori Center.

Dr. Steven Rhoads is just completing a book critically
assessing the theory and practice of equal pay for comparable
worth, looking at the United States, the European Economic
Community, and Australia. Most of his work is in economics and
public policy and includes articles on "Kind Hearts and
Opportunity Costs," and "How to Sin Away the Deficit." In his
book, The Economist's View of the World: Government, Markets and Public Policy (1985), Dr. Rhoads focuses on
microeconomics and its influence on public policy, reviewing the
strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream economic
viewpoint. This book has become popular around the world,
especially in China and Taiwan.

Dr. Rhoads graduated from Princeton University with a
degree in history. He then went on to Cornell University where
he received a master's in economic analysis and public policy and
his doctorate in government. He is currently a professor at the
Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign
Affairs at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since