6 Reasons You Are Making Less Than You Should
Here's how the gender of your boss's child and other surprising factors can affect your salary.
A recent study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
found that women's choices (their college major, occupation and hours at work) account for about two-thirds of the pay gap between women and men. The remaining third, researchers say, comes down to bias and discrimination in the workplace. According to the study, "women are still expected to be 'nice,' and women who negotiate for a higher salary can be perceived negatively." Some evidence even indicates that employers tend to penalize women more than men for initiating negotiations. Consider taking a salary negotiation workshop such as $tart $mart
to toughen up.
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