The Best (and Worst) States for Moms to Earn a Paycheck

by Parent Co. May 04, 2016

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Here at Parent.Co we firmly believe that each and every mom is a working mom. We haven't met one yet that isn't hustling, wrangling, and otherwise busting ass.

For moms leaving the house to earn a paycheck, some states offer more support -- such as better childcare and higher pay -- than others.

Vermont, where we're located, is ranked first. Our office of 8 people includes three moms (and five total women) so we're obviously pretty proud of this.

Some states (and countries) offer more supportive policies for working families than others, including more accessible childcare, better family leave policies, and a better gender pay gap. S0 which places are doing their best to help moms raise their kids, contribute to the economy, and stay sane all at the same time? That's the subject of the latest edition of WalletHub's annual ranking of the best and worst states (plus the District of Columbia) for working moms. Each year the company crunches numbers, comparing factors like those I listed above (as well as data like the ratio of female to male executives, median women's salary adjusted for cost of living, and the female unemployment rate) to call out supportive states and shame the poorest performers. Which places earned cheers this year? Here's the top ten:
  1. Vermont
  2. Minnesota
  3. Connecticut
  4. North Dakota
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Illinois
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Colorado
  9. Kansas
  10. New Jersey
Source: The Best (and Worst) States for Working Moms | Inc.com



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