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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2014)

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   |   September 18, 2014
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AAUW Reacts to New Gender Wage Gap Figure

We are disappointed but not surprised to see that the gender wage gap narrowed only slightly in 2013, leaving a gap that still undermines women’s and families’ efforts to make ends meet. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 16, 2014
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AAUW Announces Acquisition of $tart $mart and Work $mart

The gender pay gap can shortchange the average woman by a couple thousand dollars just one year out of college. And the damage only gets worse over the course of […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 04, 2014
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For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2014
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See Your State’s Report Card on Community Colleges

While the Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success report offers data at the national level of how community colleges are working well — and where they’re falling short — the numbers at the state level tell their own stories. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 21, 2014

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Supports Sex Discrimination Suit against University of Tennessee

  Media Contacts: Katie Broendel, broendelk@aauw.org 202.785.7761 Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Former athletic department professionals allege unequal pay practices, retaliation The American Association of University Women Legal Advocacy Fund announced […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 12, 2014
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Raise the Minimum Wage, Shrink the Pay Gap

Imagine what it would feel like if you hadn’t gotten a raise in over five years. Well, that’s the reality for our country’s minimum wage workers. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   August 07, 2014
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For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2014
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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

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Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014