How Gender Biases Impact Our Salaries; Women Who Ask for More Money Are Disliked

Published: Jan 24, 2008

By Samantha Chang (The Improper) -- Despite the strides that women have made in the workplace over the years, it's still a man's world when it comes to salary, according to the 2006 American Community Survey. Did you know women still tend to make only 77.3 cents for every dollar a man earns? This statistic isn't surprising in light of the fact that only 12.5% of women pushed for a better deal in salary talks, versus 51% of men, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University. “Many women are so grateful to be offered a job that they accept what they are offered and don't negotiate their salaries,” according to Carnegie Mellon professor Linda C. Babcock, author of Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Read full article below.

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