Austin might be one of the best places to raise a family, but the same survey producer, Wallet Hub, now has a new study that found Texas to be one of the worst states to be a woman. We were No. 42, but what’s more shocking is we are 51st with the highest female uninsured rate. We also were 43rd in women’s preventative health, 36th in quality of women’s hospital, and 30th in women’s hospitals.
Our best numbers: We were 17th in unemployment rate for women and 22nd in high school drop out rate for women.
Even though our unemployment rate was low, we were 38th in the share of women in poverty.
Another striking thing: 46th in the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential elections
Where does Wallet Hub get these numbers?
Here are its sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Educational Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violence Policy Center, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council for Community and Economic Research, U.S. News & World Report, Measure of America and WalletHub research.
Take a look at the findings below.