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NOTICE The Legislative Coordinating Commission Office for the Economic Status of Women is not currently staffed. As a result, this website is not being updated. For information on child support cost of living adjustments, please visit the Department of Human Services - Cost-of-living adjustments web page. 1/9/23

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.

Recent Publications

2017 Legislative Summary
Minnesota Equity Legislation:2016 & 2017
2016:Women's Voices from around the State
Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses
Women in Minnesota Legislature, 2017
2016 Legislative Summary
"Pay Equity: The Minnesota Experience", 2016 Report
Pay Equity: Report Summary
New Legislation to Help Women and Girls of Color
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 14 - May 2017: A Second Look: Women's Sports & the Media
OESW Newsletter Issue 13 - April 2017: Legislative Update
OESW Newsletter Issue 12 - February 2017: Women's Sports & the Media and Legislative Update
OESW Newsletter Issue 11 - December 2016:Women's Voices from around the State
OESW Newsletter Issue 10 - July/August 2016:Minnesota's Women-Owned Businesses

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