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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   February 06, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016
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Closing in on the Pay Gap

Boston could be the first city to close the gender pay gap. At least that’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal, and it might just be possible, thanks to AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   December 09, 2015
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Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015
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Help @AAUW #TrickorTweet for a Strong Women’s Economic Agenda this Halloween

Women deal with the real-life terrors of gender inequity 365 days a year, not just on October 31‎. Tweet at members of Congress and 2016 presidential candidates asking where they stand on the issues in our women’s economic agenda. Our #TrickorTweet Twitterstorm will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. ET each day between October 29 and 31. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 29–31, 2015
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
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If You Think Latinas Deserve More than 54 Cents to the Dollar, Join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

Help AAUW mark #LatinaEqualPay Day by joining our October 15 Twitter storm where we’ll explain the gender pay gap, suggest solutions for it, and — with your help — agitate for change. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 15, 2015
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How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
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2015 Supreme Court Preview Call

Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund for a members-only call on Thursday, October 15, at 8 p.m. ET to stay informed about the cases that are on the schedule. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 15, 2015