More Women at Risk for Poor Mental Health

By Amy Whyte

May 14, 2015

In the past decade, women have seen gains in almost every area of life. The wage gap is slowly closing, mortality rates from breast cancer and other diseases have declined, and now that two women have announced their candidacy for the 2016 election, soon we might even see a female president.

Yet, there is one area in which women are decidedly worse off than they were a decade ago.

A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that women today are more likely to experience poor mental health than they were in 2004. The findings, which are part of the IWPR’s 2015 Status of Women in the States, also show that women report on average one more day of poor mental health per month than men do.

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