A report says that in America, Louisiana is the worst state for women to live and work in.
The Center for American Progress released the findings in a new interactive map, combining and comparing data on topics including the wage gap between men and women, poverty rates, paid family leave laws, the percentage of women without health insurance in each state and infant mortality rates.
Interestingly, the data also expanded to include factors outside of income and personal health, looking at how women fare in positions of power. For example, the study also compared the percentage of women in Congress in each state and the number of women elected to statewide executive office.
Overall, the study contained 36 separate factors, including looking at how several of the above-mentioned categories applied to minorities.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Maryland was voted as the best state for women to live and work in.
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