Texas is the 10th worst state for women, according to new study


Texas isn’t a very good place to be a woman, according to a new study.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, WalletHub released a report on the best states in the country to be a woman, and Texas came in near the bottom.

WalletHub compared earnings for female workers, women’s preventive health care, life expectancy, poverty rate, high school graduation rate and other metrics across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Texas has the highest rate of uninsured women out of all the areas studied. Texas also came in 43rd for women’s preventive healthcare and had one of the lowest percentages of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election. Texas women also have a higher poverty rate compared to other states, and a lower life expectancy.

The only states ranking lower than Texas were Georgia, Nevada, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The study also determined that “blue states are more women-friendly” than red states.


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