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IWPR Publication

Overview of the Status of Women in the States
by Institute for Women's Policy Research (July 2000)

Women’s progress over the past century has involved both great achievements and significant shortfalls. Many U.S. women are witnessing real improvements in their economic, political, and social status. Not all women, however, enjoy equal access to the country’s political, social, and economic resources, nor are they sharing equally in the fruits of progress or prosperity. Women by no means enjoy equality with men, and they still lack many of the legal guarantees that would allow them to achieve it.

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