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2019’s Best and Worst States for Working Moms

Thinking about having a baby? You might want to consider a move to Massachusetts.

Source: WalletHub

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub addressed the gross inequities women face both at the office and within their communities. By comparing state dynamics across 16 key metrics, they identified the country’s best and worst places for women with children or those considering having them, to make like Sheryl Sandberg, and “Lean In.”

Check out WalletHub’s brief, yet informative, video and grab some fast facts below.


Best vs. Worst

  • New York has the highest day-care quality score, 116, which is five times higher than in Idaho, the lowest at 23.
  • Mississippi has the lowest child-care costs as a share of the median women’s salary, 9.55 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Nebraska, the highest at 31.58 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the highest ratio of female executives to male executives, 67.07 percent, which is 2.8 times higher than in Utah, the lowest at 24.24 percent.
  • Maryland has the lowest share of single-mom families with children younger than 18 in poverty, 25.50 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 49.60 percent.
  • Michigan has the highest median annual women’s salary (adjusted for cost of living), $44,397, which is 1.5 times higher than in Hawaii, the lowest at $28,850.
Jessica Hoppe

Jessica Hoppe is a New York-based writer and social media strategist who founded her blog, Nueva Yorka, in 2015. She has been featured in Vogue, Yahoo, HuffPost, PopSugar, Who What Wear, Ravishly and worked as Lifestyle Editor for StyleCaster. Jessica has been passionate about writing, diversity and Latin American culture from an early age. Having grown up in a Spanish speaking home, her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is from Honduras.

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