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Women in Hawaii: Poverty and Opportunity
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Status of Women in the States 2015: Poverty & Opportunity

From Institute for Women’s Policy Research, May 7, 2015

The second release in IWPR's series, Status of Women in the States 2015, analyzes data related to women's poverty and opportunity, including indicators related to women's health insurance coverage, educational attainment, business ownership, and poverty rates. Visit www.statusofwomendata.org to see how states fare on women’s poverty and access to opportunity.

LINK: Hawaii Data

Chapters Rank Grade
Employment & Earnings 18 C+
Political Participation - -
Poverty & Opportunity 5 B
Reproductive Rights 5 A-
Health & Well-Being 2 B+
Work & Family - -
  • Women earn 83.3 cents for every dollar a man earns.
  • At the current rate, women will not receive equal pay until 2051.
  • Millennial women experience depression 10.7 more days per year than Millennial men.
  • 29.6% of employed women work in low-wage jobs.
  • Men are 2.0 times more likely to work in STEM occupations than women.
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