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State: Mississippi

Poverty

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

50.1% of single mothers in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

14.5% of women 65 and older in Mississippi live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

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

Black women in Mississippi typically make 56 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in Mississippi typically make 56 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

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

17.2% of women of reproductive age (18-54) in Mississippi are uninsured. 

National figure: 11.3%

19.7% of women in Mississippi reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 13.3%