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See How CT Ranks Among Best, Worst States For Women

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In 2021, the world is still working on gender equality, meaning that even in the U.S. some places are “better” for women than others.

A new study eyed gender equity and ranked the nation’s 50 states and Washington, D.C., from being the best to worst for women.

Gender equality is the idea that men and women should be treated the same regardless of their sexes. This ideal has not been witnessed as of yet in metrics such as salary, leadership positions, access to health care, and violence, among other factors.

In order to determine which states are the best and worst for women, WalletHub looked at 26 indicators including living standards, median income, the accessibility of preventative health care, and the female homicide rate.

The best state for women, according to WalletHub, is Minnesota where women’s social and economic wellbeing, as well as their health and safety, are well established.

Connecticut is the 15th best state in which women can reside. The state ranked well, particularly in measures of women's health and safety. So much so, that in Connecticut women tend to live longer than in other parts of the country. The state has the fourth-highest female life expectancy at birth.

The worst state in the nation for women is Mississippi followed by Alabama and Arkansas.

To read the full study and see how Massachusetts compared to other states, visit

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