States Where the Gender Income Gap Is Biggest and Smallest

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Women in the United States didn’t get the right to vote until 1920. While the quest for gender equality has continued, there’s still a ways to go.

Working women overall earned 85% of what their male counterparts earned in 2018, according to the Pew Research Center.

The average pay gap varies among the 50 states, and some states are significantly better for women than others in terms of health, safety and economic security.

Financial site WalletHub took a look at such indicators of gender equality for its Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality report.

The website compared states across three key dimensions: workplace environment; education and health; and political empowerment. Those dimensions were evaluated on 17 factors, such as the disparity in hours worked by women and men, in math scores and in political representation. The site then gave each state an overall score and ranked them by total scores.

Following is a look at how each state ranks, starting with the state with the largest gender gap.

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