Report names best and worst states for working dads

Report names best and worst states for working dads
Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 11:57:22-04

WalletHub, a personal finance website, released a report today announcing the best and worst states for working dads. 

The report says 93 percent of dads with young kids balance being a parent and provider. Their data set ranges from average work day length to child-care costs. 

The top ten best states for working dads are: 

  1. Connecticut
  2. Minnesota
  3. Massachusetts
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Vermont
  6. New Jersey
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Delaware 
  10. New Hampshire


Low child care costs, high median family income and long life expectancy push the above states in top spots.

These are the worst states for working dads, according to the report:

  • Alabama
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia

Similarly, higher child care costs, longer work days and lower life expectancy earn these states the bottom spots. 

Michigan ranks at 31. Check out the full WalletHub study here.

Source: WalletHub