Report: Louisiana Is 2018’s 6th Worst State For Working Dads
NEW ORLEANS — Keeping in mind that nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids are working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & 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.
Life as a Working Dad in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
49th – Male Life Expectancy
31st – Percent of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
43rd – Male Uninsured Rate
46th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
45th – Percent of Physically Active Men
48th – Day-Care Quality
Read the complete report here.
– by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor