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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.

 

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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 Kansas
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 Iowa
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.

 

Status of Women in the States 2002 Appendices
by Amy Caizza, Ph.D. (August 2002)

 

The Status of Women in Alabama
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 Wisconsin, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Washington, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Virginia, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Vermont, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Utah, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Texas, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Tennessee, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in South Dakota, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in South Carolina, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Rhode Island, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Pennsylvania, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Oregon, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Oklahoma, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Ohio, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in North Dakota, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in North Carolina, 2002: Highlights
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