This Research-in-Brief is based on selected fi ndings from The Status of Women in Michigan report, part of The Status of Women in the States report series released in
2004. The Research-in-Brief and reports are edited by Dr. Amy Caiazza and April Shaw at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and released in November,
2004. The 2004 set includes Women’s Economic Status in the States: Wide Disparities by Race, Ethnicity, and Region; The Status of Early Care and Education in the
States and two accompanying state-level analyses of Wisconsin and New Mexico; 12 state-level Status of Women reports; and a national overview of women’s status
across the country.