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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

The Status of Women in Indiana, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Illinois, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Hawaii, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in the States: Overview
by (August 2002)

Women in the United States have achieved great advances and are seeing important changes in their lives. Their access to political, economic, and social rights has improved greatly over the past 20 years. Nonetheless, they do not enjoy equality with men, and they lack many of the legal guarantees that would allow them to achieve it. Women across the nation would benefit from stronger enforcement of equal opportunity laws, greater political representation, adequate and affordable child care, stronger poverty reduction programs, and other policies to improve their status.

 

The Status of Women in the States 2002 Appendices
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The Status of Women in Delaware, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in the District of Columbia, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Connecticut, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in Colorado, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in California, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Arkansas, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Arizona, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in Alaska, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in Alabama, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in Massachusetts
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Women in Rhode Island
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously under represented 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Women in South Carolina
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously under represented 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Women in West Virginia
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously under represented 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Women in Missouri
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously under represented 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 

The Status of Women in Wisconsin
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously under represented 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 over the past ten years, women will not achieve wage parity for more than 60 years. If women's representation in Congress changes at the rate it did during the 1990s, it will take more than a century to achieve equality in political representation.

 
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