Status of Women in the States
Earnings and Employment
IWPR recently released the first in a series of reports from its Status of Women in the States: 2015 project. The report is available through the new website www.statusofwomendata.org. It analyzes employment and earnings data and identifies the best and worst states for women to work, giving each state a rank and a grade based on a composite index first developed by IWPR in 1996. The report is the first ever to calculate when the pay gap will close in each state. The research also gives voice to the needs of women from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds across the income spectrum, ensuring that their perspectives enter public conversation.
Throughout the spring, IWPR will
release additional reports from the Status of Women in the