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Status of Women in Atlantic County

In 2014, the Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women (ACACW) requested the assistance of Stockton University faculty and students in developing a report on the status of women and girls in Atlantic County. This report, which follows the excellent guidelines provided by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in Washington, DC, uses a variety of economic and social indicators that, when paired with demographic data on women, offers insight into the social health of the county. These economic and social indicators include: Basic Demographics, Political Participation, Employment and Earnings, Social and Economic Autonomy, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Health and Well-Being. The entire report can be accessed and downloaded through the following link:


To help better locate specific sections or data points of interest, please refer to the Table of Contents below:

Page 4: Acknowledgements

Page 10: Introduction

Page 11: Section 1-Basic Demographics

Page 12: I. Gender Demographics
Page 13: II. Racial Demographic
Page 16: III. Hispanic or Latino/a Demographics
Page 18: IV. Disability Demographics
Page 22: V. Marital Status

Page 24: Section 2- Political Participation
Page 25: I. Elected Officials by Gender
Page 27: II. Voter Registration in the Last National General Election
Page 29: III. Voter Turnout in the Last national General Election
Page 30: IV. Status of Commission and Task Forces Focused on the Status of Women

Page 31: Section 3: Employment and Earnings
Page 32: I. Employment Status
Page 35: II. Occupations
Page 38: III. Employment Class
Page 39: IV. Hours Worked
Page 41: V. Earnings and Income

Page 45: Section 4: Social and Economic Autonomy
Page 46: I. Education Status
Page 52: II. Business Ownership
Page 53: a.Ownership by Gender and Category of Business
Page 56: b.Size of Women-Owned Businesses
Page 57: III. Health Insurance Coverage
Page 59: IV. Poverty Rates among Atlantic County Residents
Page 64: a. Families in Poverty
Page 68: V. Food Stamp/SNAP

Page 74: Section 5: Reproductive Health/Rights
Page 75: I. Coverage for Infertility Treatments and Contraceptives for Civil Service Employees
Page 76: II. Infant Mortality Rate
Page 77: III. Babies Born with Low Birth Weight
Page 78: IV. Pregnant Mothers who Receive Prenatal Care in their First Trimester
Page 79: V. Mothers who are Age 19 or Younger
Page 80: VI. Access to Reproductive Planning Clinics

Page 81: Section 6: Health and Well-Being
Page 82: I. Mortality Rates from Heart Disease
Page 83: II. Mortality Rates from Lung Cancer
Page 84: III. Mortality Rates from Breast Cancer
Page 85: IV. Rates of Diabetes Diagnosis
Page 86: V. HIV (vs. AIDS) Incidence Rates Among Women and Men Age 13 and Up
Page 87: VI. Mortality Rates from Suicide
Page 88: VII. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Page 89: VIII. Rape
Page 90: IX. Sex Work and Trafficking

Page 91: Conclusions