KCUR: New Study Shows Deep Gender Inequalities In Missouri

By CODY NEWILL, December 5, 2014

A new study on gender inequality in Missouri has identified five major areas where women are treated unfairly: income, child care, health insurance, poverty and elected offices.

That’s where women face a significant disparity compared to men, according to the Women’s Foundation and the University of Missouri. At a preview conference on Friday in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the groups shared key findings.

For example, women in Missouri earn 71 cents per dollar that a man earns — a figure that lags national averages.