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ERIC Number: ED413470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-878428-32-2
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.