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Do Women Ask?

Artz, B. M., Goodall, A. H. and Oswald, A. J. (2018). Do Women Ask?. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, doi: 10.1111/irel.12214

Abstract

Females typically earn less than males. The reasons are not fully understood. This paper reexamines the idea that women ‘don’t ask’, which potentially assigns part of the responsibility for the gender pay gap on to female behavior. Such an account cannot readily be tested with standard data sets. This paper is the first to be able to use matched employer-employee data in which workers are questioned about their asking behaviour. It concludes that males and females ask equally often for promotions and raises. The paper’s empirical results suggest, however, that while women do now ask they ‘don’t get’.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Goodall, A. H., Artz, B. M. & Oswald, A. J. (2018). Do Women Ask?. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, which is published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12214. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Publisher Keywords: matched employer-employee data; female discrimination; wages; gender
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19223
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