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The Status of Women in the States project ranks and grades Maine across several areas of women’s lives. While Maine performs better in some areas, no matter the rank, there are still barriers and inequities that prevent women from succeeding and thriving. Across all indices, Maine ranks toward the top of states in the country. Maines’s performance is the strongest on the Political Participation and Reproductive Rights indices. Maines’s performance is weakest on the Employment and Earnings and the Health and Well-Being indices.

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As state policies and programs have changed over the years, so has the status of women in Maine. Since 1996, Maine has made progress in some areas, while lagging in others.

 

Articles and Publications

Gender and Racial Wage Gaps Persist as the Economy Recovers

Download Fact Sheet   Download Quick Figure     As a sign of the uneven recovery in 2021, gender wage gaps narrowed while median earnings fell marginally. Research Highlights As the economy slowly recovered from the COVID-19 “She-cession” and women and men began [...]

Fixing the Child Care Staffing Shortage by Making Child Care Jobs “Good Jobs”

Download Report     Child care is an essential support for parents’ full participation in the economy, education, and training, and for children’s growth and development into healthy and well-adjusted adults. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, however, high-quality and affordable child care was [...]

By |August 24, 2022|Briefing Paper, Publications|

All In Together: The Role of The Family Resource Center In Achieving Student Parent Success at Los Angeles Valley College

This fact sheet utilizes survey data and focus group data collected by the Los Angeles Valley College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Family Resource Center survey data. This data was collected in the fall of 2021. Over 200 student parents are represented in [...]

By |August 4, 2022|Fact Sheet, Publications|
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