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WalletHub Study: 2021’s best and worst states for working moms

With Mother’s Day around the corner and mothers regaining jobs lost due to COVID-19 at a faster rate than fathers, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to help ease the burden on mothers in the workforce, WalletHub compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median women’s salary to the female unemployment rate to day-care quality.

Life as a Working Mom in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 49th – Day-Care Quality
  • 47th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Women’s Salary)
  • 24th – Pediatricians per Capita
  • 3rd – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
  • 30th – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
  • 48th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 49th – Female Unemployment Rate
  • 6th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • 14th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Work Week (in Hours)
  • 19th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-working-moms/3565