Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The best and worst states for women, color-coded according to 2016 Presidential election results

From best to worst

The Best and Worst States for Women: Ranking Gender Inequality in America.  (24/7 Wall St., 3/8/2017)

Excerpt with bullet points provided: These issues include a gender pay gap, 
  • lack of flexibility in the workplace during pregnancy and early motherhood, and a 
  • lack of women holding positions of political influence. 

While no state has achieved gender pay equality, a number have made substantial progress in closing the earnings gap and in other areas, like 
  • electing women to office, 
  • funding pre-K programs, and 
  • passing laws that allow women to stay in the workforce when they have children, should they so choose. 

On the other hand, a number of states remain extremely unfavorable to women in every major category. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed and ranked the 50 states based on measures of gender equality.

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