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We all know that being a working mom is tough, but it isn’t always a walk in the park for working dads either. These days, dads may not be the sole bread winner in the house, but that doesn’t mean their job is any easier. And there are some states where it may be a little easier for a dad to be both a parent and a provider.
Well, WalletHub has come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Working Dads, looking at the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of friendliness towards working pops. Such indicators include things like childcare costs, average length of work day for males, parental leave policies and more.
Based on all those factors the site has named Massachusetts the best overall state for working fathers, with the state earning a 72.38 out of 100 and landing at number one for childcare, at two for work-life balance, and three for economic & social well being, and health.
Top Ten Best States for Working Dads
- New Jersey
- District of Columbia
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- On the flipside, Louisiana is the worst state for working fathers, earning just a 34.14 out of 100, and ranking dead last for work-life balance and in the bottom ten for childcare and health.
Ten Worst States for Working Dads
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
Click hereto see where your state falls on the list.