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WalletHub study: 2022’s best and worst states for working dads

With Father’s Day approaching and 93.5% of married dads working last year compared to 69.3% of married moms, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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 the average length of the work day for males to child-care costs to the share of men in good or better health.

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

  • 1st – Male Life Expectancy
  • 40th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
  • 22nd – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 1st – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 22nd – % of Physically Active Men
  • 47th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 49th – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

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This article was released by WalletHub.