Indiana ranks poorly in annual study of women’s economic status

The state of Indiana has received another D rating for the economic status of women in the state, and still ranks dead last among all states for work and family policies.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research recently updated state grades in six categories: Employment & Earnings; Political Participation; Poverty & Opportunity; Reproductive Rights; Health & Well-Being; and Work & Family.

Once again, Indiana is in the bottom third of states, earning an overall grade of “D.” The state’s highest grade is a C- in political participation, and its lowest is an “F” in work & family, where the state ranks 51st overall.

Indiana’s grade in this area is due in part to lack of legislative support for policies like paid leave, elder and dependent care, child care, and prekindergarten.