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.
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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.
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