Study Finds "Leaning In" Not Enough: Women Less Likely to Get Raises Even When They Ask

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Sep 6, 2016
Pay Gap

One of the explanations given for the pay gap between men and women is that women are simply less likely to ask for raises than men. But a new study has found that even when they do ask for a raise, they are still less likely to get a raise than a make colleague, according to CNN Money. The study looked at 4,600 workers across 800 companies in Australia and found that, specifically, that if a woman and a man both ask for a raise, the man is still 25 percent more likely to get one. Given the results of the study, which controlled differences between people in part time and full time work, the researchers concluded that there has to be some element of "pure discrimination" against women, according to CNN Money. However, the study did note that there seems to be a generational difference: examining the data revealed that younger women seem to be negotiating their pay more successfully than older women, indicating that, perhaps, this situation may improve over time. 

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