Women's Economic Status in the States: Wide Disparities by Race, Ethnicity, and Region
Women have made tremendous progress toward gaining economic equality during the last several decades. Nonetheless, throughout the United States, women earn less, are less likely to own a business, and are more likely to live in poverty than men. Disparities abound regionally and by state, and, even more profoundly, race and ethnicity continue to shape women’s economic opportunities.
IWPR’s latest (2004) report in the Status of Women in the States series examines women’s economic status in five key areas:
• Women’s earnings