Three children eat cookies with talk glasses of milk as a woman in white watches over them.

Working Women and the Child Care Tax Credit: Why It Matters

AAUW advocated for the child care tax credit all through the 1940s and into the 50s, when we finally began to see some change. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 13, 2015
Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma reacts on the sidelines against the St. John's Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena on February 2, 2013, in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Debby Wong. Photograph. Shutterstock.

Bet on Fairness for This Year’s NCAA Brackets

As more than 100 college and university women’s and men’s basketball teams rev up for this year’s March Madness, we root for our home teams and hope for clean, fair […] Read more »

President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015

A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   17 Comments   |   January 20, 2015
A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment

Tunisia has long led the Arab world in gender equality, with laws on polygamy, marriage age, property ownership, and child custody. Still, the country’s relatively progressive laws have not translated into women’s economic empowerment. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015

No Passport Required: A Look at Where Women Have It Best

Where’s the best place in the world to be a woman? We took a close look at the top 10 highest-ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s recent list. Read more »

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 Security   |   September 16, 2014
A group of women and men carrying signs supporting raising the minimum wage

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 Security   |   6 Comments   |   August 07, 2014
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3 Steps to Overcoming Negotiation Bias

Negotiating a fair starting salary is crucial because it helps determine future raises and bonuses. But gender bias and stereotypes create treacherous backlash for women at work. So how do you make sure you get paid what you’re worth? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2014
Statue of Lady Justice in the Romerplatz of Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.

AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   July 29, 2014