Is New York Good For Working Dads?
Father's Day is this weekend, and with more than 93 percent of dads with young children working, finding the right place to live is very important.
Regardless of the changing identity and priorities of the modern dad, fatherhood remains an undisputedly tough job. And a father’s ability to provide for his family is central to his role.
But some working dads, those who live in states with greater economic opportunity and quality of life, have it better than others.
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 22 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.
New York was ranked as the 28th best state for working dads. Here's the breakdown.
Life as a Working Dad in New York:
- 5th – Male Life Expectancy
- 38th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
- 36th – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
- 18th – Male Uninsured Rate
- 12th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
- 20th – % of Physically Active Men
- 46th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
- 1st – Day-Care Quality
You can view the full report at Wallethub's website.
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