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The State of Women in America

The State of Women in America

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CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country, reviewing three categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being: economics, leadership, and health.
CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country, reviewing three categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being: economics, leadership, and health.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on Sep 25, 2013
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The State of Women in America
A 50-State Analysis o How WomenAre Faring Across the Nation
By Anna Chu and Charles Posner September 2013
 
The State of Womenin America
A 50-State Analysis o How WomenAre Faring Across the Nation
By Anna Chu and Charles Posner September 2013
 
1 Introduction and summary
2 How women are faring across the states
6 Economic security
9 The wage gap11 Minimum wage13 Poverty15 Paid family and medical leave policies17 Early childhood education
19 The leadership gap
22 Women’s leadership in public office24 Women’s leadership at work
26 Women’s health and healthy families
29 Access to reproductive health services34 Implementation of Affordable Care Act protections37 Ensuring healthy pregnancy and delivery
39 Conclusion40 Methodology
41 Ranking the states46 Grading the states
47 Author bios & Acknowledgements48 Endnotes
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