Connecticut Women Are At a Disadvantage According to Gender Gap Study
What is the gender gap situation in Connecticut?
According to a new study, it's not good. Wallet Hub set out to find the states with the best women's rights and the Nutmeg State was #23 overall. WH examined the following factors:
- Income Gap
- Executive Positions Gap
- Work Hours Gap
- Educational Attainment Gap (Among Advanced Degree Holders)
- Political Representation Gap
Connecticut's worst numbers were in the Executive Positions Gap where we were one of the worst states in the nation, ranking a dismal #47. Our neighbors in New York found themselves on the brighter side of the study, ranking #8 overall and tied for 1st for the smallest Educational Attainment Gap. The best state for women's rights is Hawaii and the worst is Utah.
International study highlights include:
- The US is currently ranked 78th globally when it comes to the gender gap in health and survival.
- The US is currently ranked 63rd globally when it comes to the gender gap in political empowerment.
- In 2023, the U.S. failed to place in the top 10 — or even the top 30 — of the World Economic Forum’s ranking of 146 countries based on gender equality
It's tough for me to form any opinion on the matter because I'm a man and I've worked in the same building in Brookfield for nearly 25 years. This is all I've ever known so there isn't anything to compare it to.