The Status of Women in West Virginia, 2004: Highlights

Amy Caiazza, April Shaw

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