The State of Women: Unknown and Surprising Facts

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By: Krystle Crossman

As much as women try to be equals, it just never seems to work out that way. It is still a fact that women earn 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns. Here are 10 other facts about women and the difference between the states.

1. In Oklahoma, for every 18,713 women there is only one OB/GYN.

2. When talking about leadership, health, and economic factors Louisiana is the worst place for a woman to be. Maryland has been ranked the best state.

3. Women in Vermont earn 85 cents for every dollar that a man earns which is the highest in the US. In Wyoming however they only earn 64 cents to every dollar.

4. In California they have the fourth smallest wage gap between men and women in general, but Hispanic women earn 44 cents to every dollar that a white man earns.

5. While Nebraska only spends $2,094 per child that is enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program, Connecticut spends over $11,000.

6. In Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, and Wisconsin most women have health insurance. In Texas non-elderly women often go out. At least 25% of non-elderly women in Texas do not have health insurance.

7. Georgia has the second highest risk of death ratio for women while giving birth in the US. For every 100,000 live births there are roughly 21 deaths. The US faces higher risks that 40 other countries in the world for death during birth.

8. While half of the elected offices in Nevada are made up of women there are still 15 states in the US that don’t have a single woman in the US House or Representatives.

9. If a woman wants to be a manager Alaska is the best place to be. Almost 45% of management positions are held by women. This number is less than 29% in North Dakota.

10. The state of Mississippi has the highest rate of infant mortality in the US at 9.67 deaths for every 1,000 births.

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