A study of women’s place in Missouri’s political and economic system gives Missouri a B-minus in women’s employment and earnings. The Women’s Policy Research Institute says we’re 11th in the nation in the percentage of women in managerial or professional occupations, 13th in percentage of women in the workforce, and tenth in the income women have – compared to the incomes men earn. Analyst April Shaw says Missouri can do better. The study says the median salaries paid to women who work full time are 79 percent of the median amounts men earn. She says part of that difference is because of the jobs women take, which tend to be lower-paying jobs than men take.
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