The Status of Women in Utah Politics: Counties, Mayors, City Councils, and Boards of Education
The Utah Women's Health Review
University of Utah
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Several national reports earlier in the past decade ranked Utah last or near last in terms of women being in positions of decision making and leadership, including a 2013 Center for American Progress report titled “The State of Women in America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation” (Chu & Posner, 2013). These and other rankings most often use the following four criteria: 1) gender wage gap, 2) educational attainment, 3) women in management roles, and 4) women serving in state legislatures. Research released through the Utah Women & Leadership Project and the Utah Women & Edu-cation Initiative has also confirmed that Utah has been below the national average in these areas (see http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/research/briefs.html), although more recently, some improvement has been seen (McCann, 2019).
Madsen, S. R., & D. Candice Pierucci (2019). The status of women in Utah Politics: Counties, mayors, city councils, and boards of education. The Utah women’s Health Review, 1(1), 128-136.