Pay gap influenced by low applications, says research


Women are underrepresented in high-paying jobs because they don’t apply for them, according to new research.

Workplace discrimination at the point of hiring is a factor but many women choose not to apply for higher-paying positions because of ‘preconceived notions’ of job roles.

This research came from Professor Roxana Barbulescu of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, who said: “Women are taking themselves out of the running for certain jobs. When they evaluate different possible career tracks they already have the assumption that their applications may be unsuccessful.

Read full article: HR Zone, March 13, 2013