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Indiana Named one of the Worst States for Women

A new study from the Center for American Progress shows that women in Indiana aren't faring well.
A new study from the Center for American Progress shows that women in Indiana aren't faring well.
   
The state came in at #9 On the list of the ten worst states for women.

The study takes into account a variety of different factors including the wage gap between men and women, the poverty rate among women and girls, infant mortality rates and the number of women in the state legislature.
   
The report says that in 20-12 women in indiana made only three-quarters of what men made.
   
The state also has the sixth highest infant mortality rate in the country.
   
Indiana does boast a higher than average number of women serving in public office.

"It's obviously distressing when you get ranked in the bottom 10 of states on something as important as this data.Economists love to try and dissect what's contributing to wage gaps. It's often really hard to tell what part of it is from discrimination and what part of it is from discrimination in the past," Dr. Debra Israel and Economics Professor at ISU said.

A conference at Indiana State University in a few weeks will discuss women's equality issues.
   
The third annual Work-Life Integration summit will be on October 21 & 22.
 
It will be held on-campus at the Cunningham Library.
   
The event is open to the public.

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