364 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Questions about pay: What does determine our pay? -- What do we think determines our pay? -- Part II. Paying for performance?: Employers against the free market -- Mismeasuring performance and the pitfalls of paying for merit -- The bosses' boss -- Part III. Paying for the job?: When good jobs go bad -- Bad jobs can be good -- Part IV. Toward a fairer wage: Rethinking inequality -- Toward a fairer wage.
"Setting wages isn't an exact science, but we like to think that our workplace performance provides an objective basis for pay. You're Paid What You're Worth offers a bold theory to the contrary, arguing that pay is decided in contests over interests and ideals-that social conflicts, not economic metrics, determine who gets how much"-- Provided by publisher
You are paid what you are worth