The Status of Women in Louisiana, 2004: Highlights

Amy Caiazza, April Shaw

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