Oklahoma ranks near bottom of gender equality list

Ponca City Now - August 26, 2014 7:32 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma has been ranked the sixth worst state in the U.S. for women’s equality.

Wallethub.com released its 2014 list of best and worst states for gender equality on Monday. The personal finance social network complied data from the census and various federal agencies.

The website used 10 primary metrics such as average life expectancies and the gap in the number of male and female business executives.

Oklahoma ranked 32nd in workplace environment, 28th in education and health and 48th in political empowerment. The top states were Hawaii, New York and Maryland. Oklahoma placed above Indiana, Texas, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

 

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