Posted on September 11, 2016
One common theory to explain the pay gap between men and women assigns blame to women themselves: Maybe they just are not asking for raises. But a study of Australian women has found that they were asking for salary increases as much as their male colleagues — men were just more likely to actually get one.
The study, released this week by the Cass Business School in London, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin found that when comparing men and women who work similar hours, men got a raise 20 percent of the time they asked, compared with 16 percent for women. About 70 percent of men and women in the sample said they had asked for a raise.