Massachusetts Is 2016’s 4th Best State for Working Dads

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With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with kids younger than 18 in the labor force, personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the Best & Worst States for Working Dads.


In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. They did so using 20 key metrics, which range from day care quality to male life expectancy.

Here is the report on Massachusetts:

Working Dads in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
• 12th – Median Income for Families (Dad Present) with Kids Younger than 18 Years, Adjusted for Cost of Living
• 6th – Male Life Expectancy at Birth
• 4th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
• 1st – Male Uninsured Rate
• 11th – Mean Hours Worked per Day Among Males
• 9th – Mortality Rate due to Heart Disease per 100,000 Men
• 7th – % of Men Who Report Adequate or Any Physical Activity
• 17th – Day Care Quality
• 4th – Access to Pediatric Services
• 1st – WalletHub’s “Best School Systems” Ranking.



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