Office on the Economic Status of Women


Office on the Economic Status of Women

Office on the Economic Status of Women

"The commission shall study and report to the legislature on all matters relating to the economic status of women in Minnesota ..."
Minnesota Statutes 3.303

The Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW) advises the legislature and provides information and statistics on women in Minnesota. The office gathers information on population characteristics, educational attainment and enrollments, marital and parental status, household characteristics, labor force status and employment characteristics, and basic information on women's legal and economic rights.

What's New

Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses
2016 Session Wrap-Up: Gender Equity Style
2016 Legislative Summary
"Pay Equity: The Minnesota Experience", 2016 Report
Pay Equity: Report Summary
New Legislation to Help Women and Girls of Color

Recent Publications

Older Women & Poverty 2013
Older Women & the Basic Cost of Living 2014
Overview of Women's Economic Security Act (Laws of Minnesota 2014, Chapter 239)
Fact Sheet Series: Women in Minnesota's Elected Offices 2015


OESW Newsletter Issue 10 - July/August 2016:Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses

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