WalletHub Study: New Jersey Is 2019’s 3rd Best State for Working Dads

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With Father’s Day approaching and over 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads as well as accompanying videos.

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 22 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.

Life as a Working Dad in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 10th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 14th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 29th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 17th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 29th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 11th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 16th – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

For the full report, please visit:

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