The Economic Status of Women in Colorado

Status of Women in ColoradoThis briefing paper assesses women’s economic status in Colorado, drawing comparisons with other states in the Mountain West region and the nation overall. It examines how women in Colorado fare on two composite indices—Employment & Earnings, and Poverty & Opportunity—and their component indicators. (For more on these indicators and IWPR’s Status of Women in the States initiative, see Appendix I or visit The briefing paper also considers how women’s status in Colorado has changed over the last decade, highlights differences across age and racial and ethnic groups, and identifies policy recommendations to further improve women’s status.

Download the briefing paper, “The Economic Status of Women in Colorado.”

Read the Executive Summary.

Read the press release, “Equal Pay Would Cut Poverty in Half for Colorado’s Working Women and Grow the State Economy.”