In 2017, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick – even as they outnumber men in all but six states. For instance, women represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S. They also constitute the majority of poor, uninsured adults in the 19 states that had not expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act as of September 2016. In order to determine how women are faring – and where they can find the best opportunities – relative to where they live, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key indicators of living standards for women. The data set ranges from “median earnings for female workers” to “women’s preventive health care” to “female homicide rate.”
Minnesota’s overall ranking, with a total score of 78.37.
Wisconsin’s ranking in category of “Women’s Economic & Social Well-Being.”
Wisconsin’s overall ranking, with a total score of 71.79.
Wisconsin’s ranking in the category “Women’s Health & Safety.”
Wisconsin’s ranking in the category “Women’s Political Empowerment.”
Wisconsin’s ranking in the category “Best State to Have a Baby.” Wisconsin also scored 15th as a “baby friendly” state.
Wisconsin’s ranking in the category “Workplace Environment.”
Mississippi’s dead-last overall ranking, with a total score of 34.01.