Study: Virginia is 10th worst state for women to work

by | Aug 24, 2016 | VIRGINIA NEWS

For Women’s Equality, The gender-equality gap is an issue that has plagued our, country even before the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1919. While the U.S.

For Women’s Equality, The gender-equality gap is an issue that has plagued our, country even before the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1919. While the U.S. has taken huge steps to improve this, it stills falls short of staying within the top 10 countries.

In 2015, the World Economic Forum ranked the U.S. 28th out of all the nations of the world in gender egalitarianism, a decrease from 2014 where we were 20th.

According to the National Women’s Law Center, women make up close to two-thirds of the minimum-wage workers, and while they constitute the majority of the financial-services and health-care labor forces, not a single woman in these fields helms her organization.

As Women’s Equality Day arrives August 26th, WalletHub’s had its analysts compile a list comparing each state on its overall gender-equality, using 15 key metrics. A few of these metrics include: Largest Pay Disparity, Largest Work Hours Disparity, and Largest Political Representation Disparity.

Sadly, Virginia scored 48.67 out of 100 points in overall female equality, placing it at 41st place over all 50 states in the U.S..

Check out some of the charts below via Wallethub:

And take a look at other states in this neat interactive graph below:

Source: WalletHub
Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at BradKutnerNPR@gmail.com




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