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Looking for Gender Equality? Here's Where to Go

Nevada takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, while Utah comes in last
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2021 11:39 AM CDT
Looking for Gender Equality? Here's Where to Go
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(Newser) – The glass ceiling may have many deep cracks in it, but it hasn't yet been shattered—at least not in terms of the pay gap or women consistently finding equal footing in leadership positions. And the workplace isn't the only arena in which women are still battling gender equality, with disproportionate representation in the political sphere, as well as less-than-ideal opportunities in education and accessing health care. WalletHub reviewed all 50 states across 17 metrics in three main categories—political empowerment, workplace environment, and education and health—to see where women may have a better chance at leveling up. Nevada rose to the top of the list, while Utah found its place at the end of the line. Read on to see how the rest of America fared:

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Best States for Women's Equality

  1. Nevada (No. 1 in "Political Empowerment")
  2. Hawaii (No. 1 in "Workplace Environment")
  3. Vermont
  4. Maine
  5. New York
  6. California
  7. Iowa
  8. West Virginia (No. 1 in "Education and Health")
  9. Michigan
  10. Massachusetts

Worst States for Women's Equality

  1. Louisiana (last in "Political Empowerment")
  2. Virginia
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Alabama
  5. Georgia
  6. Kansas
  7. South Carolina
  8. Texas
  9. Idaho
  10. Utah (last in "Education and Health")

Check out WalletHub's list here to see how other states fare. (Millennial women may want to consider this list as well.)

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