Is Alabama a “Woman Friendly” State? One Report Answers That Question
Seeing that March is Women’s History Month, Wallethub released a report by ranking The Best And Worst States In America For Women.
The study used a total of 23 different categories comparing all 50 states, (and The District Of Columbia), against each other. Metrics like female homicide rates, median income for female workers, and life expectancy.
So, how did Alabama fare? Not very well. Our over-all rank was 47th out of 51! Ouch!
And to add insult to injury, Alabama also ranked in the Bottom 5 in categories like "High-School Graduation Rate", and "Life Expectancy".
Did we do well in ANY categories? The highest ranking we had was "24th" in Women's Preventive Health Care. That was the ONLY category in which we placed in The Top Half, every thing else was in the bottom 50%.
Highlights in Woman-Friendliness State Study (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
29th – Median Earnings for Female Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
42nd – Unemployment Rate for Women
46th – Share of Women in Poverty
26th – Share of Women-Owned Business
47th – High School Graduate for Women
41st – Share of Women Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
32nd – Female Uninsured Rate
50th – Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth
24th – Women’s Preventive Health Care
In case you were wondering, The Top 3 Women Friendly States are: Minnesota, Massachusetts,and Vermont.
If this were High-School, we wouldn't be proceeding to the next grade for sure!
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