Published: 2:00 pm, Tue. Jun. 12th, 2018Updated: 1:59 pm
With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of fathers with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best and Worst States for Working Dads.
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 20 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 Mexico’s rankings in the following categories included:
• 36th – Male Life Expectancy
• 51st – Percentage of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
• 43rd – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
• 44th – Male Uninsured Rate
• 51st – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
• 24th – Day-Care Quality
To view the full report, visit wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-working-dads/13458.