The California Women’s Well Being Index (CWWBI) looks at 5 key areas to assess the overall well being of women across the state of California.
- Health–Health Status, Obesity, Health Care Coverage, Delayed Medical Care, Prenatal Care, and Mental Health Status
- Personal Safety–Neighborhood Safety, Fatal Accident Rate, Hospital Visits Due to Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Suicide Rate
- Employment and Earnings—Unemployment, Labor Force Participation, Low-Wage Occupations, Managerial & Professional Occupations, and the Earnings Wage Gap
- Economic Security—Poverty, Food Insecurity, Cost of Housing, Cost of Child Care, Commuting Time, and High School Graduation Rate
- Political Empowerment–Voter Registration, Voter Turnout, School Board Membership, City Council Membership, County-Level Leadership, and State Legislature
The best places for women to live were Marin, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. The worst places for women to live were Colusa, Tulare, and Del Norte Counties.