As part of its 2004 series of reports on
the Status of Women in the States, the
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
has calculated state by-state rankings
for women’s status on several economic
indicators presented here. For the full
set of indicators of women’s status see
the national report, The Status of Women
in the States, 2004 edition (release date
November 16, 2004). For additional detail
by race and ethnicity for some of these
economic indicators, see Women’s Economic
Status in the States: Wide Disparities by Race,
Ethnicity, and Region, by Amy Caiazza,
Ph.D., April Shaw, and Misha Werschkul
(release date April 20, 2004).
All data presented here are excerpted
from this report and are based on federal
government data sources, including the
Current Population Surveys for 2001 and
2002 and the Economic Census for 1997.
All dollar fi gures are converted to 2003
values. For additional detail regarding
methodology, please see the full report.
Revised October, 2004
IWPR # C358
State-by-State Rankings on Women’s Economic Status:
Data on the Wage Gap and Women’s Poverty
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