A new study indicates that, contrary to popular belief, women have begun to ask for raises as often as men – but they are less likely to receive them. What starts as an insignificant or nonexistent pay gap between the genders thus widens over time. One important implication of this research is that it’s not women’s fault that the pay gap exists; women aren’t being shy or reticent as commentators on this issue have argued in the past. So, once again, we have to look for larger systemic issues (and hopefully do something about them).
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