ERIC Number: ED413470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Women in the States. Politics, Economics, Health, Demographics.
Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.
This report presents information from a variety of sources (primarily government agencies) regarding the status of women in the United States. The report presents data for each state on 20 component indicators as well as on 4 composite indices: political participation; employment and earnings; economic autonomy; and reproductive rights. Discussed in the report's six sections are the following topics: political participation (voter registration and voter turnout, elected officials, and institutional resources); employment and earnings (women's earnings, the wage gap, labor force participation, and women's representation in the labor market by occupation and industry); economic autonomy (access to health insurance, education, women business owners, women's poverty); reproductive rights (state by state variations in reproductive rights); health and vital statistics; and basic demographics and demographic variations among the states. Twenty-seven maps, charts, figures, and tables are included. Appended are the following: methodology, terms, and sources for the composite indices; terms and sources for reproductive rights components; national rankings on selected indicators; 88-item list of national resource organizations; and list of Census Bureau regions. The bibliography contains 49 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Status, Employment Patterns, Entrepreneurship, Females, Health, Health Insurance, Nonprofit Organizations, Political Power, Poverty, Public Agencies, Salary Wage Differentials
Institute for Women's Policy Research, Publication Division, 1400 20th Street, NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.