Monday, October 7, 2013

Center for American Progress Rank Indiana Among Worst States for Women

The Center for American Progress has ranked Indiana as Number 9 in it Top Ten Worst States for Women list in it study "The State of Women in America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation." Our state's wage gap in which Indian women earn 73 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn leads the statistical package that includes the state's poverty rate for women and girls (Indiana's was 16.8%,25th highest), percent of women in the legislation (Indiana's was 20.7%, 17th lowest), and the infant mortality rate (Indiana's was 7.6 per 1,000 births, 6th highest). Read more about the ranking from the Detroit Free Press here.