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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 New York, 2002: Highlights
by (August 2002)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Status of Women in the States, 2002: Mississippi
by (August 2002)

 

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

 

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

 

Women’s Status and Social Capital Across the States
by Amy Caiazza, Ph.D., Robert D. Putnam, Ph.D. (June 2002)

In 2000, Robert Putnam’s book Bowling Alone called attention to a compelling problem: a decline in levels of social capital, or community connectedness, across the United States. On a variety of indicators of political and civic involvement, including voter participation, involvement as members and leaders in civic groups, religious involvement, philanthropy, and even informal activities such as dinner parties and picnics, Americans have fewer connections with their neighbors than they did in the 1950s and 1960s. This Briefing Paper analyzes the relationships between social capital and indicators of women’s status. Using data on social capital from Bowling Alone and data collected by IWPR for its Status of Women in the States project, the paper assesses trends across the states on both dimensions. Overall, the findings suggest that there is a strong relationship between levels of social capital and women’s status. This, in turn, suggests that women and women’s organizations should be engaged in this important national debate.

#I911, Briefing Paper, 7 pages
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Models for Action: Making Research Work for Women
by Jean Sinzdak (February 2002)

A how-to manual offering extensive and practical guidance for using the Status of Women in the States reports to further state policy agendas for advocates, researcherse, and policymakers. Shows individuals and groups how to draw attention to issues that are critical to the status of women in their states. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

Models for Action: Making Research Work for Women
by Institute for Women's Policy Research (January 2002)

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) presents this resource as a way of helping statebased advocates, researchers, and policymakers utilize The Status of Women in the States reports to further their policy agendas by drawing attention to the issues critical to the status of women in their states.

 

The Status of Women in the States Overview
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

 

Best and Worst States for Women
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

 

The Status of Women in Wisconsin
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R171, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in West Virginia
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R170, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in South Carolina
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R169, Report, 126 pages
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The Status of Women in Rhode Island
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R168, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in Missouri
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R167, Report, 124 pages
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