Poverty

19.8% of women in Mississippi live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

49.4% of female-headed households in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

14.4% of women 65 and older in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in Mississippi typically make $0.75 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in Mississippi typically make $0.56 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in Mississippi typically make $0.63 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

16.9% of women aged 19-64 in Mississippi are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.
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