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The Equity-Based Gender Pay Gap

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“It’s not just base pay that women earn less of compared to men in the workplace. Equity-based awards, like stock option grants, are offered more often to men, new research finds.”

The graph about: Steven or Sue - who gets more equity based pay

A new research shows that the candidates with gender-typical female names were given fewer equity-based awards based on retention. The data from the experiment revealed that when it came to equity being used as an incentive to keep employees at the company, there was a significant gender gap, but not when it came to rewarding potential. These results were supported by what the authors saw in reality with data provided by technology firms, as well as publicly available data of executives.

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Source: Klein, F., “The gender pay gap no-one talks about”, BBC, 7th August 2020.

Image Source: Own depiction in reference to Klein, Hill, Hammond, and Stice-Lusvardi.