The Status of Girls in Minnesota draws on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Minnesota Student Survey Interagency Team, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and other sources to examine the economic, social, physical, and psychological well-being of girls in the state. Each section of the research overview introduces key issues and data related to girls in Minnesota, as well as a set of recommendations for policy change, program improvement, and advocacy efforts to improve the status of Minnesota’s girls.

The Status of Girls in Minnesota represents a collaborative effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) to provide detailed information on the status of girls in Minnesota.