Reports

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Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Executive Summary

The summary describes research findings that point to environmental and social barriers — such as 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 STEM. Read more »

  |     |   March 21, 2010
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Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education Executive Summary

Is there a boys’ crisis in education? Where the Girls: The Facts about Gender Equity in Education explores this question in detail. Read more »

  |     |   May 20, 2008
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Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education

Where the Girls: The Facts about Gender Equity in Education (2008) takes a close look at girls’ and boys’ educational progress and performance from elementary school to college over the past 35 years. Read more »

  |     |   May 20, 2008
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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 »

  |   ,   |   June 06, 2007
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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 »

  |   ,   |   June 06, 2007
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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 »

  |     |   January 01, 2005
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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 »

  |   , ,   |   June 06, 2001
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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 »

  |     |   January 01, 2001
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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 »

  |     |   January 01, 1998
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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 »

  |     |   January 01, 1994