Do women ask for lower salaries? The supply side of the gender pay gap

Autores: Martín González Rozada y Eduardo Levy Yeyati

We explore a new rich dataset of online asking prices from a large online job application platform in Argentina. We find that women, on average, ask for a significant 6% significant less than men, a gender ask gap that increases with the “level” of the position (proxied, alternatively, by the seniority of the position and its average requested wage), virtually disappears for women in the 45-64 range, and is significantly smaller for female-dominated occupations, as measured by the female-to-male ratio.