Best and worst states for working dads; leading personal finance website conducts study

Best and worst states for working dads; leading personal finance website conducts study

(WAFB) - According to WalletHub, nearly 93% of fathers with kids younger than 18 are in the workforce. The site conducted an in-depth analysis of the best and worst states for working dads.

The study ranked Louisiana at number 47, with Mississippi coming in just behind at number 48. Work life balance, health conditions, financial well-being, and child-rearing environments were all analyzed.

According to the study, the best state for working dads is Minnesota, while the worst is Nevada. Several key things were noted in the study when comparing the best and worst states. It was determined that Florida has the highest childcare costs adjusted for median family income, 13.32%, which is twice as high as childcare costs in Mississippi, the state with the lowest costs at 5.82%.

It was also found that Alabama has the highest heart disease mortality rate among dads, 267.8, which is twice as high as Minnesota, the state with the lowest rate at 147.

To read the full study, visit wallethub.com.

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