If You’re In Minnesota, You’re In the USA’s #1 Place for Women
How do you judge a "women-friendly" state? WH compared all the states, plus Washington D.C. in 26 areas. From median earnings for women working to the homicide rate for women.
We didn't hit #1 in any particular category. The highest Minnesota scored was 2nd in median earnings, adjusted for the cost of living. The lowest we scored was 11th for Unemployment rate for women and women's preventive health care. The numbers added up to us being better than any other state, which is both cool, and crappy.
The Midwest did OK...all our state neighbors coming in the Top Ten (not a surprise).
- North Dakota
- District of Columbia (20th in women's health and safety)
- South Dakota (21st in women's health and safety)
Here are the specifics (scroll down to see a clickable map).
Woman-Friendliness of Minnesota (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
- 2nd – Median Earnings for Female Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 11th – Unemployment Rate for Women
- 4th – Share of Women in Poverty
- 4th – High School Graduation Rate for Women
- 8th – Share of Women Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
- 6th – Female Uninsured Rate
- 5th – Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth
- 6th – Quality of Women’s Hospitals
- 11th – Women’s Preventive Health Care
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