Why Women Get Smaller Raises Than Men

A disturbing new study shows that women must overcome manager bias. Here's how to get what you deserve.

by Kerry Hannon • Next Avenue
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Ever wonder the real reason why women are paid less than men?

Women who work full-time earn, on average, 77 percent of what men do. It's a lingering problem — one I've spent lots of time thinking and writing about over the years — and it can't be ignored.
 
I’m well aware of the usual explanations: Some women take time out of the workplace to raise families and care for aging relatives; the types of jobs they do often aren’t as high-paying as men’s and so forth. But I’ve long thought that some other reason lurks beneath the surface.

And now I’ve found it.
 
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First Published Fri, 2012-08-24 14:37

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