These Are the Best and Worst States for Women in 2017

In a recent study analyzed by MoveHub, women's statuses were investigated in all 50 U.S. states based on "gender pay gap, political representation in the state legislature, equality in education, accessibility to health insurance, reproductive rights, and the number of incidents of violence against women at the hands of men."

After each of these factors were analyzed, the numbers were combined to determine the best and worst states for women to live in the U.S. in 2017.

The overall scores determined that Hawaii (lowest score) was the best place for women in the country, while the worst was Oklahoma (highest score). Essentially, the study showed that (to no one's surprise) "the quality of women's lives is somewhat determined by inequality in government."

Check out the 10 best and worst states, and see all of the in-betweens in the infographic below:

10 Best States For Women:
1. Hawaii
2. Vermont
3. Minnesota
4. Illinois
5. Maryland
6. Maine
7. New York
8. California
9. Massachusetts
10. Delaware

10 Worst States For Women:
1. Oklahoma
2. Louisiana
3. Utah
4. Mississippi
5. South Carolina
6. Missouri
7. Texas
8. Michigan
9. Virginia
10. Georgia

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