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Volume 51, Number 4, Winter  2013

The Economic Status of Women in Montana

How Far Have We Come Since Montana Elected the First Congresswoman?


Celia C. Winkler and Kathy J. Kuipers

While women now participate equally in the wage economy and earn a majority of all bachelor''s degrees, this has not led to financial equality. Women do not share equally in the economic well-being of the state.

Montana Solutions for Montana Jobs


Senator Max Baucus

The 2013 Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte was one of the biggest and the best. Together, with some of the most influential business leaders of our time and ambassadors from some of Montana''s most important trading partners in the world, we helped sow the seeds for unlimited potential.

The Economic Footprint of the Federal Government in Montana


Paul E. Polzin

The federal government plays an important role in the national and state economies, having spent more than $3 trillion throughout the U.S., and almost $11 billion in Montana in fiscal year 2010. Federal spending varies significantly by state and may be thought of as influenced by politics, but in fact it is more influenced by economics and demographics.

Who Works from Home in Montana


James T. Sylvester

The number of home-based workers usually is outside the normal labor information stream, but the American Community Survey asks people how they get to work. This question provides information on commute time and place of work and determines whether people are home-based workers.

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace


Paul E. Polzin

Need help signing up for insurance in the Montana health insurance marketplace? Picking a health insurance plan can be a complicated process, and navigators can help individuals and small businesses compare health insurance options.