With Father’s Day approaching and many dads working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos.
Ohio ranked 16th on the list.
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:
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