Reports and research


Behind the Pay Gap: Executive Summary

The executive summary of Behind the Pay Gap gives an overview of the findings of the widely-cited 2007 AAUW report. Read more »


Behind the Pay Gap

Using nationally representative data, Behind the Pay Gap (2007) looks at what men and women are paid one year and ten years after college graduation. Read more »


Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus

AAUW’s 2005 research report, Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus, finds that nearly two-thirds of college students experience sexual harassment at some point during college. Read more »


Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in School

Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment at School (2001) finds that 81 percent of students surveyed — 83 percent of girls and 79 percent of boys — experience sexual harassment in school. Read more »


Beyond the “Gender Wars”: A Conversation about Girls, Boys, and Education

Beyond the Gender Wars (2001) offers key insights presented during a symposium of scholars who study both girls’ and boys’ experiences in and out of school. Read more »


Separated By Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls

Separated by Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls (1998) challenges the popular idea that single-sex education is better for girls than coeducation. Read more »


Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America Executive Summary

AAUW sparked a national debate on gender bias in education with the release of Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America (1991). This revised executive summary (1994) shows graphically how classroom gender bias hurts girls’ self-esteem, school achievement, and career aspirations. Read more »


How Schools Shortchange Girls Executive Summary

How Schools Shortchange Girls (1992) offers a startling examination of how girls in grades K-12 receive an inferior education to boys in America’s schools. Read more »