Reports

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2014)

Updated regularly with the most current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap is a commonsense guide that provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 10, 2014
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Women in Community Colleges:
Access to Success

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013) explores an underappreciated part of our higher education system. The report looks at the role of community colleges in women’s education, including challenges women face in completing a certificate or degree, or in transferring to a four-year institution. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   April 30, 2013
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Women in Community Colleges Executive Summary

Currently, more than 4 million women attend the nation’s two-year public colleges to pursue higher education and prepare for the workforce. This executive summary of the Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success report briefly discusses policies and practices to help women succeed in community colleges. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   April 30, 2013
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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation Executive Summary and Recommendations

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation Executive Summary and Recommendations is an abbreviated version of the full report, released in October, 2012. Read more »

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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation

Download the Graduating to a Pay Gap research report. Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation (2012) explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. Read more »

  |     |   October 24, 2012

Crossing the Line: Harassment at School Survey Methodology

This report summarizes the methodology used in the survey of teenagers in grades 7 – 12 conducted by Knowledge Networks, used in AAUW’s report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. Read more »

  |     |   November 01, 2011
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Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

The 2011 report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12. Read more »

  |     |   November 01, 2011
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Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School Executive Summary

Crossing the Line presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12. Read more »

  |     |   October 01, 2011

Pay Gap in Selected STEM Occupations, 2011

STEM jobs tend to pay better than other jobs, but working in a STEM job is no protection against the pay gap. Read more »

  |     |   June 05, 2011
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Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

AAUW’s 2010 research report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics presents in-depth yet accessible descriptions of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers — including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities — that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read more »

  |     |   March 21, 2010