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.

OESW 2016 Listening Sessions

You're invited to participate in one of OESW's 2016 Listening Sessions on Women's Economic Issues. Locations: St. Cloud, Winona, Grand Marais, Ely, St. Paul, and Richfield. Details are available here.

What's New

2016 Session Wrap-Up: Gender Equity Style
2016 Legislative Summary
1st Biennial Report on WESAs Equal Pay Certificate Program
"Pay Equity: The Minnesota Experience", 2016 Report
Pay Equity: Report Summary
New Grant Opportunities for Organizations that Serve Communitites of Color
Other New Legislation to Help Women and Girls of Color
Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses

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)
2015: Women's Voices from Greater Minnesota
Fact Sheet Series: Women in Minnesota's Elected Offices 2015


OESW Newsletter Issue 10 - July/August 2016:Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses
OESW Newsletter Issue 9 - May/June 2016:2016 Legislative Summary

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