Status of Women in the South

Source: Julie Anderson, Elyse Shaw, Chandra Childers, Jessica Milli and Asha DuMonthie, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, February 2016

From the summary:
IWPR’s The Status of Women in the South is the first report to provide a comprehensive portrait of the status of women, particularly the status of women of color, in the southern states, grading each state on six different topic areas related to women’s economic, political, health, and social status.
For purposes of the report, the South is defined as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia , and the District of Columbia.

The Status of Women in the South report is part of the Status of Women in the States project, a tool for leaders and the public to access information at the state and national level since 1996. It is the most accessible, comprehensive source of state-level data on women of color in the United States.

Chapters include:
Political Participation
Employment & Earnings
Work & Family
Poverty & Opportunity
Reproductive Rights
Health & Well-Being
Violence & Safety

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