Research That Matters in the
Lives of Women and Girls
AAUW conducts groundbreaking research on issues related to gender equity in education and the workplace. Our work influences the national discussion on topics like the pay gap between women and men, sexual harassment in schools and on college campuses, and the underrepresentation of women in science and engineering. Through new and traditional media, targeted outreach to policymakers, and member efforts, AAUW research serves as a catalyst for action
Recent AAUW Research
More than ever before, women are relying on community colleges for higher education and workforce preparation. This report recommends policies and practices to help women succeed in community colleges.
Graduating to a Pay Gap explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation.
This commonsense guide, updated twice each year, provides key facts about the current state of the gender pay gap in the United States, with explanations and links to additional resources that can help you effectively advocate for pay equity.
Comprehensive research on sexual harassment in grades 7–12 reveals sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education.
This in-depth report describes eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math.
A comprehensive look at girls’ educational achievement during the past 35 years, this report pays special attention to the relationship between girls’ and boys’ progress based on test scores and other educational evaluations.
Just one year out of college, women working full time already earn less than their male colleagues, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens.
The collection includes all current research reports as well as select publications from the entire AAUW history.
As part of AAUW’s philanthropic mission, our reports are made available at the lowest possible cost. Most reports are available for free download. Printed copies of some reports are also available through our online store, ShopAAUW. Research is published by AAUW unless otherwise indicated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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