Limiting Our Livelihoods: The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment on Women’s Careers

Limiting Our Livelihoods

A new research report from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) finds that workplace sexual harassment can take a toll on women’s physical and mental health, limit their job choices, reduce prospects for career development and even force them out of the workforce. These negative effects compound over time, reducing women’s lifetime earnings and contributing to both the gender and retirement wage gaps, the report concludes. The report is based on an AAUW analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data, a review of academic studies on sexual harassment and an exclusive nationwide survey of AAUW members and their networks.

Limiting Our Livelihoods documents how women of all ages experience workplace sexual harassment.


Source: AAUW analysis of 1995-2016 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sexual harassment charges data, acquired by Buzzfeed News


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