Indiana ranks 43rd in Women’s economic policies

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INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Women in Indiana aren’t doing well, according to an economic status study.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has released its latest state grades on its Employment and Earnings Index and Poverty and Opportunity Index, and Indiana gets a D, ranking 43rd out of 50 states overall.

Indiana gets a D when it comes to employment and earnings, as well as poverty and opportunity, getting an F in work and family policies. The Journal Gazette reports the only bright spot is the “political participation” category, where the Hoosier State got a C-.

The study looks at things like the gender wage gap, maternity leave policies, and the ratio of women to men in managerial roles.

Find the full study here.


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