Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"When it comes to wages, men ask for more and women end up paying for asking, according to a study published out of Carnegie Mellon University. The study confirms that women still are paid less than men, and they negotiate salary offers less often than men. The study also found that women more often are penalized for trying to negotiate. Just as other researchers before her, economics professor Linda Babcock found that women working full time earn about 77 percent of the salaries of men working full time. When differing professions, education levels and other factors are taken into account, women who work full time and never have taken time off to have children earn about 11 percent less than men with equivalent education and experience."