This publication is one in a series of Status of Women in the States
reports by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Over
the past ten years, The Status of Women in the States has become
a leading source of analysis of women’s status across the country.
Between 1996 and 2004, IWPR has produced individual reports on
women’s status in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as
biennially updated reports on national trends across the states.