Where women have higher economic and social wellbeing, quality healthcare and heightened safety.
Not all states in America were created equal — especially for women.
On Monday, WalletHub published new research ranking each of America’s 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, based on what they offer women in the workforce.
The timing for WalletHub’s research is intentional: “(W)omen represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S.,” the company wrote in a statement. “Their political representation also suffers, as women make up 51% of the U.S. population but only 22% of the Senate and 19.3% of the House of Representatives. And the prevalence of sexual harassment has become a prominent issue in 2018’s political landscape, from #MeToo to #TimesUp.”
In tabulating their findings, WalletHub considered 23 metrics around women’s economic and social well-being, health care and safety. These factors included median salary for working women, the unemployment rate, the unaffordability of a doctor’s visit, share of female-owned businesses, share of women who are obese, the female suicide rate, and more.