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Georgia's Ranking on 2018 List of Best and Worst States for Women's Equity


Millions recognized Women’s Equity Day Sunday. The observation celebrates the adoption of 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

The personal finance website WalletHub took a look at how the 50 states rate in compiling its list of the 2018’s Best and Worst State’s for Women’s Equity.

Anaylst Jill Gonzalez tells us how Georgia fared.

“Georgia unfortunately could use a little bit of work, it ranked 40th out of all 50 states, so narrowly missing the bottom 10,” according to Gonzalez. “Georgia didn’t do too poorly when it comes to workplace environment, specifically the income gap, or the number of women versus men in executive positions, but when it comes to education and health, that’s where we’re seeing there’s still a bit of disconnect.”

Gonzalez says they considered a variety of factors.

“We looked at a few different things, workplace environment, education and health, and finally, political empowerment. We looked at a deeper dive in terms of income disparity, unemployment and entrepreneurship rates, test scores, doctor visit affordability and the share of lawmakers both nationally and state-elected.”

New York was the best state for women’s equity while Utah was the worst at number 50 on the list.

The U.S. ranked number 49 out of 144 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index, falling four spots since the previous year.

For more information: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-women-equality/5835/.

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