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Show me the money: Men vs women

Pay raise diffences the latest battle of the sexes

Businesspeople holding piggybanks.
Businesspeople holding piggybanks.

The idea that women get paid lower salaries than their male counterparts because they are less willing to ask for a raise is a myth, claims a new report.

Women ask for pay rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get them, according to the research.

In the study carried out by an international team of researchers, men were able to secure a pay increase 20 per cent of the time, while women were only successful 16 per cent of the time.
The researcher focused on a randomly chosen sample of 4.600 workers across more than 800 employers.