Those who are competent and want to do the job should be chosen without bias.
We've tried Comparable Worth in government agencies in the United States with less than the best success -- paying secretaries the same as truck drivers creates an artificial balance not supported by world markets and may have been a (small) factor in outsourcing as we price our labor force out of jobs.
There should be equal pay for equal competence for equivalent careers with no bias at all.
The problem comes when management defines competence.
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