Status of Women in The States
Where a Woman Lives Shouldn’t Matter
State policies and conditions can have a profound impact on women’s well-being and their prospects for a safe, healthy, and prosperous life. That’s why, since 1996, IWPR’s Status of Women in the States project has led the way, tracking state conditions and laws affecting women and demonstrating the impact on women’s lives. The Status of Women in the States project provides comprehensive information on women’s lives in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes data and grades the states in six topic areas that profoundly affect women across the country: 1) Political Participation; 2) Employment and Earnings; 3) Poverty and Opportunity; 4) Work and Family; 5) Health and Well-Being; and 6) Reproductive Rights. The project also provides data and policy recommendations that change-agents can use to improve the status of women at the local, state, and national levels.