Comparable Worth for Public Employees: Implementing a New Wage Policy in Minnesota

  • Sara M. Evans
  • Barbara J. Nelson


Minnesota is a state with a long history of social and economic policy innovation concerning women’s issues. In the governmental sphere Minnesota was among the first states to adopt Mothers’ Aid and, in the last decade, Minnesota led the nation in no-fault divorce reform and programmes for sexually abused children (Jacob, 1988). In the non-governmental sphere, women of the labour movement and the political left in Minneapolis were among the few who protested about the inadequacy of Aid to Dependent Children payments that were lower than work relief payments during the Depression (Faue, 1988). More recently, St Paul was the site of the first battered women’s shelter in the USA (Gelb, 1983).


Public Employee School Board Employee Relation Twin City Wage Policy 
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  • Sara M. Evans
  • Barbara J. Nelson

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