SWS – Political Participation2021-09-20T00:30:50-04:00

Political  Participation

Shaping their own future

When women participate in the political process, they shape policies in ways that reflect their interests and needs. The Status of Women in the States’ Political Participation Index looks at women as voters, grassroots activists and campaign fundraisers, and officeholders and examines the uneven progress they have made.

Explore the Data

The Political Participation Index measures women’s political participation through four key indicators. Each state is ranked and graded based on their performance on these four measures.

Women in Elected Office
Average Percent of Women Who Registered to Vote, 2016 and 2018
Average Percent of Women Who Voted, 2016 and 2018
Women’s Institutional Resources Index

Political Participation Rank and Score by State

Articles and Publications

Gender and Racial Wage Gaps Persist as the Economy Recovers

Download Fact Sheet   Download Quick Figure     As a sign of the uneven recovery in 2021, gender wage gaps narrowed while median earnings fell marginally. Research Highlights As the economy slowly recovered from the COVID-19 “She-cession” and women and men began [...]

Fixing the Child Care Staffing Shortage by Making Child Care Jobs “Good Jobs”

Download Report     Child care is an essential support for parents’ full participation in the economy, education, and training, and for children’s growth and development into healthy and well-adjusted adults. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, however, high-quality and affordable child care was [...]

By |August 24, 2022|Briefing Paper, Publications|

All In Together: The Role of The Family Resource Center In Achieving Student Parent Success at Los Angeles Valley College

This fact sheet utilizes survey data and focus group data collected by the Los Angeles Valley College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Family Resource Center survey data. This data was collected in the fall of 2021. Over 200 student parents are represented in [...]

By |August 4, 2022|Fact Sheet, Publications|

IWPR Reproductive Rights Index: A State-by-State Analysis and Ranking

Download Report     The Status of Women in the States Initiative at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research provides timely data and research on women’s progress and well-being in the United States on a number of important indicators: employment and earnings, political participation, [...]

UNIVERSAL PRE-K WILL SAVE FAMILIES $17 BILLION IN OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES

Universal preschool provides excellent benefits to children and families. It improves school readiness and provides long-term educational benefits. Children who attend preschool are less likely to get arrested later in life or face disciplinary measures such as juvenile incarceration. They are also more likely [...]

By |May 6, 2022|Briefing Paper, Publications|

Women Make Gains in Men-Dominated Jobs, but Still Lag Behind in COVID-19 Recovery

Employment data released in April 2022 show another month of strong job growth. Women gained the majority of total job growth and moved into men-dominated jobs, like construction. Still, women are still much further than men from reaching pre-pandemic levels.

By |April 13, 2022|IWPR, Publications, Quick Figure|
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