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Women Don't Ask by Sara Laschever, Linda Babcock

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EPILOGUE

Negotiating at Home

For much of this book, we’ve talked about negotiating in terms of the workplace—how women can get to do the work they want to do, see that their work is fairly evaluated, make sure they’re paid what they’re worth, and proceed as high into the upper levels of their professions as their talent and ambition will take them. We’ve focused on workplace negotiations not because they’re inherently more important than negotiations in other realms, but because most of the existing research about negotiation looks at workplace situations. We just don’t know very much about how the factors that constrain women from negotiating for themselves play out in the private sphere. We know that the gender gap in asking widens in ambiguous ...

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