The Status of Women in Texas, 2004: Highlights

Amy Caiazza, April Shaw

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