Map: Where Working Women Have It Best
By, March 12, 2015
Debate its size or causes, but evidence suggests the wage gap between men and women is real.
Yet, wages don’t fully convey how working women in America are doing—which is what the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research seeks to better measure in a new report. To get a more accurate picture of the professional lives of American women, the researchers assigned each state a grade based on four equally weighted factors: the median annual earnings for full-time women workers, the gender earnings ratios among such workers, workforce participation and their share of higher-paying professional and managerial jobs.