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Do Women Ask?

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  • Artz, B.

    (University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh;)

  • Goodall, Amanda.H

    (Cass Business School, City University London and IZA Bonn)

  • Oswald, Andrew.J

    (CAGE Research Centre, University of Warwick, and IZA Bonn)

Abstract

Women typically earn less than men. The reasons are not fully understood. Previous studies argue that this may be because (i) women 'don't ask' and (ii) the reason they fail to ask is out of concern of the quality of their relationships at work. This account is difficult to assess with standard labor-economics data sets. Hence we examine direct survey evidence. Using matched employer-employee data from 2013-2014, the paper find that the women-don't-ask account is incorrect. Once an hours-of-work variable is included in 'asking' equations, hypotheses (i) and (ii) can be rejected. Women do ask. However, women do not get.

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  • Artz, B. & Goodall, Amanda.H & Oswald, Andrew.J, 2016. "Do Women Ask?," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1127, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:1127
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    Keywords

    matched employer-employee data; female discrimination; wages; gender;
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    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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