The Economic Status of Women in Montana

Winkler, Celia C.; Kuipers, Kathy J.
December 2013
Montana Business Quarterly;Winter2013, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p2
The article looks at the economic status of women in Montana. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin was elected in Montana as the first congresswoman. Several reasons for lower earnings among women and American Indians include reduced work hours, less or different educational attainment, and discrimination. Some charts are presented illustrating female/male earnings ratio in Montana. Effects of occupational clustering include wage gap, threat on women's economic security and compromised productivity.


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