“And What Was Your Previous Salary?”: How One Question Can Perpetuate the Wage Gap

By: Yasmin Pajouhesh When interviewing prospective employees, employers commonly ask applicants about their prior salary.  While this practice may seem harmless and common, it actually allows for the wage gap between men and women to persist.[1]  The question about prior salary allows for anchoring to take place.  Anchoring is when women are perpetually paid lower salaries […]