Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the gender pay gap.
The wage gap for many women of color is not only wider than the overall gender wage gap, but it is also closing more slowly.
Every U.S. state has a gender pay gap, and some are wider than others. Share this information with state and federal legislators as a call to action for stronger laws.
Female students continue to encounter biases and stereotypes around the types of majors and future jobs they ‘should’ pursue, including that science and math programs are better suited for men.
Girls may have higher academic achievement levels in many areas, but they also have higher incidents of reported mental health issues than boys.
Women make up the majority of nontenure-track lecturers and instructors across institutions, but only 44% of tenure-track faculty and 36% of full professors. Women of color are especially underrepresented in college faculty and staffs.
The labor force participation rate — that is those working or looking for work — for women with children under 18 was 71.5% in 2018.
Currently, there is a major shortage of K-12 teachers in the United States. Low pay is one of the major reasons many people are avoiding or leaving teaching.
The way teachers view students of color affects their success in schools. Biases and prejudices lead to the fact that many Black girls encounter negative stereotype threats.
Employers can take concrete steps to attract more women into the engineering and computing professions.