Study examines the status of women in New Jersey

By Dino Flammia

Women have come a long way in New Jersey over the past decade, but additional progress is still in order, according to a new state-by-state analysis.

In “Status of Women in the States” from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, New Jersey missed the cut to be on the list of the best states for women. However, the state did score quite well on most of the included indicators, which were tracked over the years since 2004.

The Garden State ranked fourth in the nation in the categories of Employment & Earnings, Reproductive Rights and Work & Family. A higher percentage of women have bachelor’s degrees, they’re more likely to hold managerial or professional occupations, and the gender wage gap has narrowed.

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