Poverty

20.00% of women in Mississippi live in poverty. The national figure is 12.40%.

46.10% of female-headed households in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 34.4%

16.10% of women 65 and older in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 10.5%

Wage Gap

Women in Mississippi typically make $0.77 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.80.

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

National figure: $0.61

Latina women in Mississippi typically make $0.60 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.53

Health Insurance

16.80% of women aged 18-64 in Mississippi are uninsured. Nationally, 10.80% are uninsured.
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