Gender Pay Gap: Women More Reluctant to ask for More Money Than Men


International Business Times, November 16, 2012


New research suggests women are less likely than men to request a pay rise without prior encouragement – suggesting that Britain’s gender pay gap could be attributable to employees’, rather than employers’ attitudes.

Previous studies have suggested that women are generally reluctant to negotiate higher salaries under all circumstances. However the new study from the University of Chicago suggests women are just as willing as men to demand more money, but only when they receive an invitation.

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