WalletHub, a financial site that loves to crunch numbers, released its 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads report.
How did Texas do? Not great. We’re No. 38.
But what’s worse: In work-life balance we’re No. 51 (the District of Columbia is included).
We also had the highest percentage of uninsured males.
We tied for last place with South Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Alaska for the highest average length of the work day (46 hours).
We were 48th in percentage of kids with dad present living in poverty.
And we’re 40th in having dads who are physically active and 33rd in deaths among males cause by heart disease. OK, dads, you can do something about that.
Things we did OK in:
Median Family Income adjusted for cost of living: 21st
Unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18: 15th
Child care cost: 14th
Things we’re great at:
Quality of child care: Third
Where are the best places to be a working dad?
- New Jersey
Where are the worst?
48: New Mexico
49: West Virginia
How does this compare to working moms? WalletHub did the same study last month:
There we came in 33rd. We still got dinged on work-life balance, though not as bad. We did do well in day care quality and costs.