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WalletHub isn't all that impressed with how Texas values women

The Women’s March 2017.
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The Lone Star State has room for improvement when it comes to women's economic and social well-being and health and safety, according to a new survey.

In ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia on those two categories, WalletHub placed Texas near the bottom — at No. 42 overall.

Texas landed at No. 36 for women's health and safety and at No. 45 for economic and social well-being.

The study looked at 23 factors such as median earnings, share of women living in poverty, unaffordable doctor’s visits and support for women’s equality.

WalletHub found that women were sometimes getting the short end of the stick even though they outnumber men populationwise. For example, women represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S. And although they make up 51 percent of the U.S. population, only 22 percent of senators and 19.3 percent of House members are women.

Best states for women

1. Minnesota

2. Massachusetts

3. Vermont

4. North Dakota

5. Wisconsin

Worst states for women

1. Louisiana

2. Arkansas

3. Mississippi

4. Oklahoma

5. Alabama

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