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Study: Women less likely to get raises

Study: Women less likely to get raises
Posted at 3:30 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 06:30:02-04

Common wisdom holds that the gender pay gap exists because men tend to ask for raises more often. But there may be more to the problem.

A new study from the Cass Business School and the University of Warwick in the U.K., and the University of Wisconsin finds that when women ask for raises, they are 25 percent less likely to get them than men are. 

The trend is indicative of gender discrimination in the workplace, which could be evolving. Women under age 40 have started to negotiate their pay with more success than their predecessors.