What is the gender gap situation in Connecticut?

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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
Source: WalletHub

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.

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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.

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