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The Status of Women and Girls

About the Status of Women and Girls

IWPR’s “Status of Women” reports are a unique source of comprehensive information on women. IWPR has analyzed data on a wide range of indicators at the local, state, national, and international levels, including demographics, economic security, educational attainment, reproductive rights, political participation, civic engagement, and access to health care and work supports. To date, IWPR has released reports on each U.S. state and the District of Columbia, in addition to several city/area reports, and a series of reports and a toolkit on Women in the Middle East and North Africa. Each report offers policy recommendations shaped by the research findings for that state or city/area. Recent state-level reports include The Status of Women & Girls in Colorado, The Status of Women in North Carolina, The Status of Women & Girls in West Virginia, and the 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

 

Resources

2012 Status of Women Data
State and Local Reports

The Status of Women in Your County: A Community Research Tool

Status of Women in the States
Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

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Latest Reports from IWPR

Status of Women in Idaho
by Amy Caiazza, Ph.D., April Shaw (October 2004)

This report is part of a set of The Status of Women in the States reports released in 2004. This set includes Women’s Economic Status in the States; The Status of Early Care and Education in the States and two accompanying state-level analyses of Wisconsin and New Mexico; 12 state-level Status of Women reports; and a national overview of women’s status across the country.

#R268, report, 84 pages
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Status of Women in Alaska
by Amy Caiazza, Ph.D., April Shaw (October 2004)

This report is part of a set of The Status of Women in the States reports released in 2004. This set includes Women’s Economic Status in the States; The Status of Early Care and Education in the States and two accompanying state-level analyses of Wisconsin and New Mexico; 12 state-level Status of Women reports; and a national overview of women’s status across the country.

#R267, report, 92 pages
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The Status of Women in Wisconsin
by Amy Caiazza, Ph.D., April Shaw (October 2004)

This report is part of a set of The Status of Women in the States reports released in 2004. This set includes Women’s Economic Status in the States; The Status of Early Care and Education in the States and two accompanying state-level analyses of Wisconsin and New Mexico; 12 state-level Status of Women reports; and a national overview of women’s status across the country.

#R277, report, 100 pages
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Assessing the Status of Women at the County Level: A Manual for Researchers and Advocates
by Misha Werschkul, Barbara Gault, and Heidi Hartmann (October 2004)

This manual provides instructions for analyzing the status of women at the county level. The manual allows advocates, researchers, and others within each state to assess women’s status at the local level, rank counties, and make cross-county comparisons, by ranking and grading each county on a set of indicators. Such analyses can be conducted for an entire state, a portion of a state, or a region including portions of several states.

#R300, Manual, 42 pages
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The Status of Women in the States
by Amy Caiazza, PhD, Misha Werschkul, Erica Williams, April Shaw (October 2004)

During the 20th century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are still far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously underrepresented in political office, and make up a disproportionate share of people in poverty. Even in areas where there have been significant advances in women’s status, rates of progress are slow. For example, at the rate of progress achieved between 1989 and 2002, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 50 years. If women’s representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the last decade, it will take almost 100 years to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Early Care and Education in the States
by Erica Williams and Anne W. Mitchell (October 2004)

 

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color, Executive Summary
by Vicky Lovell, Ph.D. and Maurice Emsellem, Esq. (March 2004)

(Written collaboratively by Vicky Lovell, PhD, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Maurice Emsellem, Esq., National Employment Law Project) The Florida unemployment insurance (UI) system is not meeting its basic goal of providing a modest measure of income support to temporarily unemployed workers. This is due in significant part to the UI system’s failure to keep pace with fundamental changes in the labor market, including the growth of low-wage and parttime work and the vastly expanding role of women in the labor market. This situation exists despite the significant reserves in Florida’s UI trust fund, even during the current economic downturn, and record-level UI tax cuts.

#C356, 2 pages
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Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color
by Vicky Lovell, Ph.D. and Maurice Emsellem, Esq. (March 2004)

(Written collaboratively by Vicky Lovell, PhD, Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Maurice Emsellem, National Employment Law Project) The Florida unemployment insurance (UI) system is not meeting its basic goal of providing a modest measure of income support to temporarily unemployed workers. This is due in significant part to the UI system’s failure to keep pace with fundamental changes in the labor market, including the growth of low-wage and part-time work and the vastly expanding role of women in the labor market. This situation exists despite the significant reserves in Florida’s UI trust fund, even during the current economic downturn, and record-level UI tax cuts.

#C354, 36 pages
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The Best and Worst States Overall for Women in 2004
by (November 2003)

This Fact Sheet is based on findings from The Status of Women in the States report for 2004, a national overview report that presents and analyzes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 
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The Status of Women in Wisconsin, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Wisconsin, Research-in-Brief
by (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in West Virginia, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in West Virginia, Research-in Brief
by (November 2002)

 
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The Status of Women in South Carolina, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in South Carolina, Research-in-Brief
by (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Rhode Island, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Rhode Island, Research-in-Brief
by (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Missouri, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Missouri, Research-in-Brief
by (November 2002)

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The Status of Women in Massachusetts, Fact Sheet
by IWPR (November 2002)

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