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San Diego Ranks 20th In California In New Women's Well-Being Index

A march for International Women's Day takes place in San Diego, March 8, 2016.
Roland Lizarondo
A march for International Women's Day takes place in San Diego, March 8, 2016.

San Diego Ranks 20th In California In New Women’s Well-Being Index
San Diego Ranks 20th In California In New Women's Well-Being Index GUEST: Steven Bliss, director of strategic communications, California Budget and Policy Center

California Women's Well-Being Index For San Diego County
The index factors health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security and political empowerment of women.
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Women in San Diego County are faring better than most women across California, according to an index released this week.

The nonpartisan nonprofit California Budget and Policy Center has unveiled a new index that tracks how women are doing in five areas: health, employment, economic security, personal safety and political empowerment.

The index ranks Marin County at the top. San Diego County ranks 20th out of the state’s 58 counties.

Women in San Diego County fared best in the personal safety category, ranking 13th in the state. But it didn't rank as well when it comes to financial security. In that area, the county took the 33rd spot.

Meanwhile, Imperial County ranked near the bottom of the overall index, coming in at 53rd out of 58 counties.

Steven Bliss, director of strategic communications for the California Budget and Policy Center, discusses the new index on Midday Edition Wednesday.