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Advancing the Economic & Political Power of Women in the South

IWPR’s new The Status of Women in the South is the first report to provide a comprehensive portrait of the status of women, particularly the status of women of color, in the southern states, grading each state on six different topic areas related to women’s economic, political, health, and social status.

The report finds that closing the gender wage gap would reduce relatively high poverty rate for working women in the southern United States by more than half and add $155.4 billion per year to the South’s economy.

Bonus 50-state fact sheet! Equal pay would cut the poverty rate among all working women by more than half in 28 states. Find out how much equal pay would reduce poverty for working women and grow each state’s economy in, “The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State.” 

The findings will be discussed at an event today in Atlanta, GA, “Advancing the Economic and Political Power of Women in the South.” View the agenda online and follow on Twitter using #StatusOfWomenSouth. The event will be recorded.

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