The Status of Women in California, 2004: Highlights

Amy Caiazza, April Shaw

November 14, 2004
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California reflects both the advances and limited progress achieved by women in the United States. Women in California
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 California 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.