Women's Equality Day Survey Bodes Poorly For Texas

Barbara Schwarz
August 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm

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Monday, August 26th is Women's Equality Day, and Texas has a long way to go towards achieving any semblance of that.

According to Wallet Hub, Texas ranks 48 out of 50 states.  Jill Gonzalez with Wallet Hub says they looked at 17 factors, including education,  health, and political representation.  "In terms of lawmakers in state legislatures, the share of state elected executives, Texas really has slim to none.  For being one of the largest states, I would say that's something that certainly needs some work.

Gonzalez says we did a little better in terms of a workplace environment. "It's shown some strides, particularly when it comes to the disparity and share of executive positions.  We are seeing more women in the C-Suite level than we have in the past, but still could use some work."

Gonzalez says they have been doing this study for a few years, and Texas has never done well.  She says there is a disparity between red and blue states.  "There is a disparity between those states especially on the health care level that have expanded Medicaid.  There are certainly things you can point to that are outliers and direct or indirect causes for the reason some of these states have not, or not really improve too much over the last few years.

The only states below Texas are Idaho and Utah.  The top three spots go to Maine, Hawaii, and Nevada. 

You can see the entire list here 

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