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The Status of Women in North Carolina: Poverty & Opportunity

In North Carolina and across the United States, women have made significant progress. Despite this, many women remain in poverty with limited access to a quality education, affordable health care services, and other supports that would give them economic security. This report looks at four indicators necessary for women’s economic success: (1) access to health insurance coverage, (2) educational attainment, (3) business ownership, and (4) poverty rates. These indicators are combined to create an index that ranks North Carolina against all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

By |2022-04-18T07:14:57-04:00March 2, 2022|Publications, Report|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

COVID-19 and the Status of Women in the States: Interview with Melanie Bridgeforth on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on women in Alabama

This interview is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s [...]

By |2020-12-17T19:59:54-04:00December 17, 2020|In the Lead|0 Comments
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