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1979

Department of Water & Power v. Manhart

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Of Giving And Taking: Applications And Implications Of City Of Los Angeles, Department Of Water & Power V. Manhart, Michael Gold May 1979

Of Giving And Taking: Applications And Implications Of City Of Los Angeles, Department Of Water & Power V. Manhart, Michael Gold

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[Excerpt] This article next explores the economic implications of the various applications of Manhart. Because women outlive men, equal contributions and equal monthly benefits for counterparts make women more costly employees than men. Employers who realize this fact will be tempted to hire fewer women or to pay them less money. Equal contributions and equal monthly benefits also often mean that men must subsidize women's benefits. A man therefore can increase his compensation by working for an employer who has either no retirement plan or a severance pay plan, while a woman can increase her remuneration by working for ...