Status of Women2024-02-08T19:51:41-05:00

Status of Women in the States

Want to know where women stand in your state or community? Look no further.

IWPR’s Status of Women in the States project provides data and analysis on the health, economic, social, political well-being of women. The project provides state-by-state rankings on issues such as pay equity and earnings; poverty and economic security; reproductive rights and access to health care and political participation and civic engagement.

State and federal policymakers, journalists, advocates, and community leaders rely on our reports and rankings to craft sound public policies, identify gaps, allocate funding and create targeted programs.
Over the years, we have partnered with cities, states, policy makers, Foundations, and media partners such as Conde Nast to drive resources to communities and conversations for change.

Latinas Cannot Wait Until 2207 for Equal Pay

October 5th is Latina Equal Pay Day. In 2022, all Latinas with earnings (including full-time, year-round, part-time, and part-year workers) were paid only 51.9 cents per dollar compared to White, non-Hispanic men. Based on median earnings, this means a typical Latina made $20,110 less [...]

By Cristy Mendoza and Miranda Peterson|October 4, 2023|

Latinas Will Not Reach Pay Equity with White Men until 2207 if Current Trends Persist

In 2022, Latinas working full-time year-round were paid just 57.5 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men nationally (a wage gap of 42.5 percent). Among all workers, including those working full-time, part-time, full-year, or part- year, Latinas were paid only 51.9 cents [...]

By Ariane Hegewisch, Cristy Mendoza and Miranda Peterson|September 28, 2023|

Gender and Racial Wage Gaps Marginally Improve in 2022 but Pay Equity Still Decades Away

In 2022, women working full-time year-round made 84.0 cents per dollar earned by men (a wage gap of 16.0 percent), a marginal improvement compared to 2021 (83.7 cents per dollar) and significantly higher than in pre-COVID-19 2019 (82.3 cents).1 Based on median annual earnings [...]

By Ariane Hegewisch and Cristy Mendoza|September 15, 2023|
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