Alabama Is 2017’s ‘Worst State for Working Moms’, according to WalletHub Study

By: Diana Pope
With Mother’s Day around the corner and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.

In order to help ease the burden on “Women Who Work,” particularly moms, WalletHub’s analysts compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to a working mother based on 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from median women’s salary to female unemployment rate to day-care quality.

Life as a Working Mom in Alabama (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

47th – Day-Care Quality
28th – Pediatricians per Capita
48th – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
48th – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
33rd – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
43rd – Female Unemployment Rate
40th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
30th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Workday (in Hours)
48th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-working-moms/3565/