Best, Worst US States for Women

Hawaii comes in at No. 1
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2016 9:58 AM CDT
Best, Worst US States for Women
A palm tree against the Honolulu skyline.   (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, file)

WalletHub set out to find which states do best when it comes to providing equality for women, and the results are good news for Hawaii and bad for Utah. They are at the top and bottom of the list, which uses factors from the workplace (including the pay gap between male and female executives), education (including disparities in "educational attainment"), and politics (including the number of female lawmakers). The best 10 states:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. Maine
  4. California
  5. Vermont
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Minnesota
  8. Maryland
  9. New York
  10. Wisconsin

And the worst 10:

  1. Virginia
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Kentucky
  4. Mississippi
  5. South Carolina
  6. Louisiana
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. New Jersey
  9. Georgia
  10. Utah
Click for the full rankings and methodology. (More women's issues stories.)

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