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Women's History Month, 2017: Economic Status of Women in SC

"A woman's best protection is a little money of her own." 

Clare Boothe Luce

In South Carolina....

  • On average, women in South Carolina are paid 80 cents to every dollar paid to men, a gap that becomes more pronounced as you break the data down by race.
  • African American women make 58 cents to every dollar made by white men. Latina women make 52 cents to every dollar made by white men.
  • 22 percent of all families with children under 18 are living below the poverty line.  
  • 36.2 percent of families with female head of household are living below the poverty level.

 

Taken from www.scwren.org

Taken from www.scwren.org