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Maine (/meɪn/ (About this soundlisten)) is a state in the New England region of the United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west; the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast; and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine is the 12th-smallest by area, the 9th-least populous, and the 13th-least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is also the northeasternmost among the contiguous United States, the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes, the only state whose name consists of a single syllable, and the only state to border only one other state. Maine is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; picturesque waterways; and its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including coastal areas.[12] Its most populous city is Portland, and its capital is Augusta.

The Economic Status of Women in Pennsylvania

Women in Pennsylvania have made considerable advances in recent years but still face inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential. Since the 2004 Status of Women in the States report was published, the gender wage gap in Pennsylvania has narrowed, a higher percentage of women have bachelor’s degrees, and a larger share of women live in poverty. Pennsylvania still ranks in the middle third in the nation for both women’s Employment & Earnings and Poverty & Opportunity.

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The Economic Status of Women in Pennsylvania

Women in Pennsylvania have made considerable advances in recent years but still face inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential. Since the 2004 Status of Women in the States report was published, the gender wage gap in Pennsylvania has narrowed, a higher percentage of women have bachelor’s degrees, and a larger share of women live in poverty. Pennsylvania still ranks in the middle third in the nation for both women’s Employment & Earnings and Poverty & Opportunity.

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Employment and Earnings2020-12-09T17:17:56-04:00

Rank:23    Grade: C+

Political Participation2020-12-09T17:11:26-04:00
Poverty and Opportunity2020-12-09T17:12:43-04:00
Reproductive Rights | Rank: 31 Grade: C2020-12-09T17:14:55-04:00
2206, 2021

Before the “She-Cession”: A Pre-Pandemic Snapshot Shows More Women in the Workforce than Ever

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The “she-cession” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created economic instability for women across the United States. Yet, before the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s employment and earnings were improving nationwide. It is important to track trends in women’s employment and earnings prior to the pandemic [...]

1105, 2021

Narrow the Gender Pay Gap, Reduce Poverty for Families: The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State

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Equal pay would significantly reduce poverty for working women and their families across the United States.  If working women received equal pay with comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—poverty for working women would be reduced by more than 40 percent.

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