New Study Says Louisiana Is 2018’s 7th Worst State For Women’s Equality
NEW ORLEANS — With Women’s Equality Day around the corner and the U.S. ranking no. 49 out of 144 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index – falling 4 spots since the previous year – the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women's Equality. In this study, Louisiana ranked 2018’s 7th worst state for women’s equality
In order to determine where women receive the most equal treatment in American society, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 16 key metrics. The data set ranges from the gap between female and male executives to the disparity in unemployment rates for women and men.
Women’s Equality in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
44th – Earnings Gap
44th – Work Hours Gap
15th – Minimum-Wage Workers Gap
33rd – Entrepreneurship Rate Gap
50th – Political Representation Gap
Read the complete report here.
– by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor