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State: Massachusetts

Poverty

10.6% of women in live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

32.7% of single mothers in Massachusetts live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

10.1% of women 65 and older in Massachusetts live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

Women in typically make $0.83 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82 .

Black women in Massachusetts typically make 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in Massachusetts typically make 50 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

3.1% of women aged 19-64 in are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.

2.8% of women of reproductive age (18-54) in Massachusetts are uninsured. 

National figure: 11.3%

8.7% of women in Massachusetts reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 13.3%