Today’s Asheville Citizen-Times has a story by Casey Blake about the 2012 Status of Women report, which was just released. Research for the report was conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research with support from The Women for Women giving circle at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Mountain Area Health Education Center Department of OB-GYN.
Here are some statistics from the report:
• Women in North Carolina earn 83 percent of men’s earnings, compared with 79 percent nationally. The median, full-time salary for women is $33,000 compared with $40,000 for men.
• $39,428 is the estimated annual income necessary for a one-adult, two-child family to afford essential living expenses in Buncombe County.
• $23,925 is the median annual income of nonmarried mothers in Buncombe County, versus $27,976 for men.
• Women are more than six times as likely than men to say that they only work part time because they cannot find child care (or for other family-related reasons).
photo of new choices by john fletcher of the asheville citizen-times