Where’s Missouri on the List of Best & Worst States for Women?
March is almost here and March is Women's History Month, so a popular website ranked all 50 states from best to worst for women, where does the Show-Me State land on this list? Here are the details...
WalletHub has released a list called 2023's Best & Worst States for Women, and the Show-Me State of Missouri lands at the 39th spot on the list, which is not great... On the site they say...
"In order to determine how women are faring and where they can find the best opportunities relative to where they live, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key indicators of living standards for women. Our data set ranges from median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to the female homicide rate."
Missouri does have some good news for women, apparently, it is a popular place for women to own businesses, and Missouri ranks 4th for the percentage of women-owned businesses.
How does Missouri compare to its neighbors? Well, Illinois ranks 18th, and Iowa comes in at 13th. But Missouri is more in line with its westwardly and southern neighbors, Nebraska is 32nd, Kansas 36th, Oklahoma 51st, and Arkansas 48th. To see the complete list of best and worst states for women in 2023 click here!
I ask you women reading this who live in Missouri, do you feel like you would be better off somewhere else? Or is this another one of those national articles that misrepresents how good life is in Missouri for everyone?