Are Women Asking Too Little or Men Asking Too Much?

It seems we have a long way to go when it comes to gender equity on the job. A recent Canadian study found that women entering the workforce have have much lower career expectations than men. In fact, women anticipate both smaller paychecks and longer waits for promotions.

The study found that women predict their starting salaries to be 14 percent less than what men forecast. This gap in wage expectations widens over their careers with women anticipating their earnings to be 18 percent less than men after five years on the job. As for their first promotion, the study found that women expect to wait close to two months longer than men for their first step up the corporate ladder.