2012: Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation

PayGapReport-1Building on AAUW’s previous report on the gender pay gap, Graduating to a Pay Gap explores the earnings difference between women and men college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. The report examines men’s and women’s wages, controlling for various factors known to affect earnings such as occupation, college major, and hours worked. It also examines one immediate effect that the pay gap has on many women: the heavy burden of student loan debt.