The 7 Worst US States for Women

Mississippi tops the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2016 9:39 AM CDT
College and university students listen to women lawmakers speak in Jackson, Miss.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Newser) – Help a girl out, Mississippi. The state is the worst in the country for women, according to 24/7 Wall St., based on economy, leadership, and health. Researchers specifically looked at things like women's earnings compared to men, the percent of women in management positions and government, and female life expectancy. The worst states:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Wyoming
  3. Idaho
  4. Utah
  5. South Dakota
  6. North Dakota
  7. Indiana
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