Equal pay is important for women's economic well-being and that of their families. When men and women are paid differently for comparable work, women have fewer resources to support themselves and their families, to invest in additional education for themselves and their children, and to provide for retirement.
This commonsense guide provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States, with explanations and resources to help you effectively advocate for pay equity.
AAUW hosted a panel on April 11, 2011 titled "New Voices for Pay Equity" to hear from new voices on gender pay disparities in law, engineering, academia, and public relations. The event brought together industry leaders and AAUW experts to discuss new evidence of pay inequities across professions and to discuss legislative remedies.