Status of Women in Michigan

By: Lori Jane Gliha
By: Lori Jane Gliha

Women in Michigan are becoming more involved in politics by registering to vote, showing up at the polls, and taking political office, but they're struggling in health and economic issues, according to a national report issued by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

The report ranked Michigan tenth out of 51 in the amount of women participating in politics, but the state ranks 45th when comparing the ratio of men's salaries to women's.

Women in the state are thirty-ninth when it comes to health and well-being (which includes the mortalities and other health problems). Officials say that ranking is due to low-income individuals having poor access to quality health care.

Experts say it's essential for women to become better educated, so they can move into positions of higher power as well as institute policies to improve the status of women in the state.

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