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Best and worst states for women

  • Best and worst states for women
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    Best and worst states for women

    With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp making headlines in 2017, there are many who feel the narrative arc of women facing sexual harassment may be shifting. 2017 saw legions of men in the upper echelons of the entertainment industry scorned from grace as accounts of their sexual misconduct surfaced. The TIME Person of the Year was announced as the women who came forward to share the experiences of abuse. Effects are strongly felt in 2018: the Cannes Film Festival, which ran from May 8th - 19th in 2018,  even set up a sexual harassment hotline this year.

    Additionally, while there is no doubt sexual harassment is a potent and awful issue, the fact remains that it is not the only one women face in 2018. With low representation in the House and Senate, it’s questionable if the needs of women will always be representationally addressed. In January 2018, Gallup reported 37% of women are dissatisfied with the state of women in society - the highest number since that questioned was first posed in 2001.

    With a myriad number of problems facing equality in mind, Stacker turned to WalletHub for a look at the best and worst states for women. By looking at socioeconomic factors (such as unemployment and poverty rates, attitudes towards women equality, and median earnings) and healthcare and safety (such as rates of violent acts against women, depression rates, and quality of women’s hospitals), WalletHub ranked states in order of their treatment of women. Socioeconomic factors were weighted at 60%, and healthcare and safety at 40%. A more detailed methodology can be found here.

     

  • #51. Louisiana
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    #51. Louisiana

    Total score: 36.27
    Socioeconomic rank: #51
    Health and safety rank: #47


     

  • #50. Arkansas
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    #50. Arkansas

    Total score: 39.77
    Socioeconomic rank: #44
    Health and safety rank: #51


     

  • #49. Mississippi
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    #49. Mississippi

    Total score: 40.71
    Socioeconomic rank: #47
    Health and safety rank: #48


     

  • #48. Oklahoma
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    #48. Oklahoma

    Total score: 41.06
    Socioeconomic rank: #49
    Health and safety rank: #43


     

  • #47. Alabama
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    #47. Alabama

    Total score: 41.75
    Socioeconomic rank: #50
    Health and safety rank: #42


     

  • #46. South Carolina
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    #46. South Carolina

    Total score: 42.08
    Socioeconomic rank: #46
    Health and safety rank: #46


     

  • #45. West Virginia
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    #45. West Virginia

    Total score: 44.08
    Socioeconomic rank: #41
    Health and safety rank: #49


     

  • #44. Nevada
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    #44. Nevada

    Total score: 44.22
    Socioeconomic rank: #39
    Health and safety rank: #50


     

  • #43. Georgia
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    #43. Georgia

    Total score: 47.00
    Socioeconomic rank: #43
    Health and safety rank: #39


     

  • #42. Texas
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    #42. Texas

    Total score: 47.40
    Socioeconomic rank: #45
    Health and safety rank: #36


     

  • #41. Idaho
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    #41. Idaho

    Total score: 47.92
    Socioeconomic rank: #48
    Health and safety rank: #27


     

  • #40. New Mexico
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    #40. New Mexico

    Total score: 48.62
    Socioeconomic rank: #37
    Health and safety rank: #40


     

  • #39. Alaska
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    #39. Alaska

    Total score: 48.80
    Socioeconomic rank: #34
    Health and safety rank: #44


     

  • #38. Tennessee
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    #38. Tennessee

    Total score: 49.26
    Socioeconomic rank: #29
    Health and safety rank: #45


     

  • #37. Missouri
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    #37. Missouri

    Total score: 50.85
    Socioeconomic rank: #36
    Health and safety rank: #38


     

  • #36. Arizona
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    #36. Arizona

    Total score: 51.12
    Socioeconomic rank: #38
    Health and safety rank: #35


     

  • #35. Pennsylvania
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    #35. Pennsylvania

    Total score: 51.57
    Socioeconomic rank: #40
    Health and safety rank: #31


     

  • #34. Kentucky
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    #34. Kentucky

    Total score: 52.39
    Socioeconomic rank: #24
    Health and safety rank: #41


     

  • #33. Wyoming
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    #33. Wyoming

    Total score: 52.49
    Socioeconomic rank: #42
    Health and safety rank: #24


     

  • #32. Michigan
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    #32. Michigan

    Total score: 52.94
    Socioeconomic rank: #31
    Health and safety rank: #37


     

  • #31. Florida
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    #31. Florida

    Total score: 53.75
    Socioeconomic rank: #35
    Health and safety rank: #32


     

  • #30. North Carolina
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    #30. North Carolina

    Total score: 54.89
    Socioeconomic rank: #28
    Health and safety rank: #34


     

  • #29. Ohio
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    #29. Ohio

    Total score: 56.12
    Socioeconomic rank: #27
    Health and safety rank: #29


     

  • #28. Kansas
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    #28. Kansas

    Total score: 56.21
    Socioeconomic rank: #33
    Health and safety rank: #25


     

  • #27. Virginia
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    #27. Virginia

    Total score: 57.50
    Socioeconomic rank: #30
    Health and safety rank: #23


     

  • #26. Montana
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    #26. Montana

    Total score: 58.00
    Socioeconomic rank: #21
    Health and safety rank: #33


     

  • #25. Utah
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    #25. Utah

    Total score: 58.28
    Socioeconomic rank: #32
    Health and safety rank: #21


     

  • #24. South Dakota
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    #24. South Dakota

    Total score: 60.38
    Socioeconomic rank: #26
    Health and safety rank: #19


     

  • #23. Indiana
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    #23. Indiana

    Total score: 61.06
    Socioeconomic rank: #17
    Health and safety rank: #30


     

  • #22. Maryland
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    #22. Maryland

    Total score: 61.73
    Socioeconomic rank: #25
    Health and safety rank: #13


     

  • #21. Rhode Island
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    #21. Rhode Island

    Total score: 61.87
    Socioeconomic rank: #22
    Health and safety rank: #17


     

  • #20. Colorado
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    #20. Colorado

    Total score: 63.06
    Socioeconomic rank: #20
    Health and safety rank: #18


     

  • #19. California
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    #19. California

    Total score: 63.07
    Socioeconomic rank: #23
    Health and safety rank: #12


     

  • #18. Oregon
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    #18. Oregon

    Total score: 64.05
    Socioeconomic rank: #11
    Health and safety rank: #28


     

  • #17. Nebraska
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    #17. Nebraska

    Total score: 64.82
    Socioeconomic rank: #19
    Health and safety rank: #14


     

  • #16. New Jersey
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    #16. New Jersey

    Total score: 66.11
    Socioeconomic rank: #18
    Health and safety rank: #6


     

  • #15. District of Columbia
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    #15. District of Columbia

    Total score: 66.45
    Socioeconomic rank: #8
    Health and safety rank: #26


     

  • #14. Washington
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    #14. Washington

    Total score: 67.27
    Socioeconomic rank: #9
    Health and safety rank: #22


     

  • #13. New York
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    #13. New York

    Total score: 67.79
    Socioeconomic rank: #14
    Health and safety rank: #10


     

  • #12. Delaware
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    #12. Delaware

    Total score: 67.90
    Socioeconomic rank: #12
    Health and safety rank: #16


     

  • #11. Illinois
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    #11. Illinois

    Total score: 69.07
    Socioeconomic rank: #7
    Health and safety rank: #20


     

  • #10. New Hampshire
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    #10. New Hampshire

    Total score: 69.10
    Socioeconomic rank: #13
    Health and safety rank: #5


     

  • #9. Iowa
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    #9. Iowa

    Total score: 69.11
    Socioeconomic rank: #10
    Health and safety rank: #9


     

  • #8. Connecticut
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    #8. Connecticut

    Total score: 69.77
    Socioeconomic rank: #15
    Health and safety rank: #4


     

  • #7. Hawaii
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    #7. Hawaii

    Total score: 71.13
    Socioeconomic rank: #16
    Health and safety rank: #1


     

  • #6. Maine
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    #6. Maine

    Total score: 71.31
    Socioeconomic rank: #5
    Health and safety rank: #11


     

  • #5. Wisconsin
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    #5. Wisconsin

    Total score: 71.45
    Socioeconomic rank: #2
    Health and safety rank: #15


     

  • #4. North Dakota
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    #4. North Dakota

    Total score: 72.02
    Socioeconomic rank: #4
    Health and safety rank: #8


     

  • #3. Vermont
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    #3. Vermont

    Total score: 72.05
    Socioeconomic rank: #3
    Health and safety rank: #7


     

  • #2. Massachusetts
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    #2. Massachusetts

    Total score: 75.74
    Socioeconomic rank: #6
    Health and safety rank: #2


     

  • #1. Minnesota
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    #1. Minnesota

    Total score: 78.22
    Socioeconomic rank: #1
    Health and safety rank: #3


     

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