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Women’s well-being relative to men’s is an important link between gender and poverty. Women, irrespective of any kind of living arrangement they find themselves, should have the empowerment, including economic empowerment, to do what they want as active economic agents and to influence their own well-being and that of their families.

The states were ranked on the following:
2016 MIND THE GAP REPORT RANKINGS FOR ECONOMIC AUTONOMY



RANK
STATE
FEMALE POPULATION*
PROPORTION OF TOTAL POPULATION*
#1


1,971,093
54.4%
#2


5,725,807
54.8%
#3


2,138,995
56.2%
#3


1,357,355
57.6%
#3


1,910,050
56.7%
#6


3,695,066
51.4%
#6


2,306,300
46.2%
#8


2,586,400
54.5%
#8


2,560,312
44.3%
#10


1,582,919
51.3%
#11


2,608,370
50.8%
#11


2,756,631
51.3%
#11


1,430,758
48.9%
#11


1,563,951
49.5%
#11


2,614,598
51.3%
#16


3,361,990
52.4%
#16


2,990,947
52.7%
#18


3,654,092
54.5%
#18


1,390,123
56%
#20


2,753,513
47.5%
#20


1,882,608
48.2%
#20


1,153,744
48%
#20


1,739,725
53.8%
#20


2,714,626
49.5%
#20


1,871,180
54.4%
#26


4,021,828
47%
#26


2,560,351
49.3%
#28


2,195,595
51.6%
#28


2,271,254
47.8%
#30


5,905,280
51.4%
#30


1,891,333
54.3%
#30


1,671,845
47.4%
#33


1,864,674
55%
#33


2,492,536
55.5%
#33


1,168,191
52.3%
#36


1,322,158
55.8%
#37


2,596,948
52.7%


* - 2015 Estimates



Source:
National Bureau of Statistics
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