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2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads – WalletHub Study

2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads – WalletHub Study

2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads


Wallethub - June 16, 2020

UNDATED - With Father’s Day approaching and many dads working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos.
 
In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health.
 

Best States for Working Dads Worst States for Working Dads
1. Massachusetts 42. Arizona
2. Minnesota 43. Oklahoma
3. Connecticut 44. Nevada
4. District of Columbia 45. South Carolina
5. New Jersey 46. Idaho
6. Rhode Island 47. Alabama
7. New Hampshire 48. West Virginia
8. Iowa 49. Louisiana
9. North Dakota 50. Mississippi
10. Vermont 51. New Mexico


Best vs. Worst

  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for dads with kids aged 0 to 17, 1.45 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in West Virginia, the highest at 4.23 percent.
     
  • Massachusetts has the lowest male uninsured rate, 3.50 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 18.10 percent.
     
  • Mississippi has the lowest average annual early child-care costs (adjusted for median family income), 5.52 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Nebraska, the highest at 14.22 percent.
     
  • The District of Columbia has the lowest share of men who couldn’t afford to see a doctor in the past year because of costs, 7.12 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in West Virginia, the highest at 16.04 percent.

 
To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-working-dads/13458/



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