The Status of Women in Massachusetts, 2004: Highlights
Massachusetts refl ects both the advances and limited progress achieved by women in the United States. Women in Massachusetts and the United States as a whole are seeing important changes in their lives and in their access to political, economic, and social rights. However, they by no means enjoy equality with men, and they still lack many of the legal guarantees that would allow them to achieve that equality. Women in Massachusetts and the nation would benefi t from stronger enforcement of equal opportunity laws, better political representation, adequate and affordable child care, and other policies that would help improve their status.