Where Maryland stands

October 16, 2001

Maryland ranks 10th among stat governments in placing women in policy-making positions. More than 42 percent of key state jobs ar eheld by women, compared to a state population that is 51.7 percent female. The rankings are based on a ratio of these two figures.

State .....................Policy-making .......................Population ................Rank

...............................positions held .........................that is female

.................................bye women

Nevada.........................51.3 percent ....................94.1 percent..................1

Florida .........................52.0 .................................51.2 ...............................2

Oregon .........................50.0.................................50.4 ...............................3

Vermont .......................50.0 ................................51.0 ...............................4

Massachusetts .............47.6................................51.8 ................................5

Utah ..............................43.3 ...............................49.9 ................................6

Michigan ........................42.9 ...............................51.0 ...............................7

Wyoming ........................41.4 ...............................49.7 ...............................8

Iowa ...............................42.4 ................................50.9 ..............................9

Maryland ........................42.2 ................................51.7 ...............................10

SOURCE: Associated Press

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