The Status of Women in Iowa, 2004: Highlights

Amy Caiazza, April Shaw

November 14, 2004
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Iowa reflects both the advances and limited progress achieved by women in the United States. Women in Iowa 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 Iowa and the nation would benefit from stronger enforcement of equal opportunity
laws, better political representation, adequate and affordable child care, and other policies that would help improve their status.