The Economic Status of Women in South Carolina: Wide Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Erica Williams

December 31, 2007
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This paper examines how women in South Carolina fare on eight indicators of women’s economic status, in comparison
with women in other states, including in South Carolina’s region, and with women nationally. It highlights where South
Carolina women have seen economic progress and where their conditions have stagnated and examines differences
among South Carolina’s women by race and ethnicity. It also details a number of recommendations for policy and
practice to improve women’s lives and to promote a more productive state economy.