2016’s Best and Worst States for Working Dads
Okay this article had me laughing at the first sentence… “Male parenting is not what it once was”. Yes, I agree. The roles have changed since the 1960’s.
Fatherhood has long abandoned its 1960s definition. Back then, families relied on a single income — that of the dad, who spent much of his week at work while the missus stayed home to care for the kids and handle the chores. Today, 60 percent of family households depend on two incomes. And the contemporary dad no longer fits neatly into the standard of the married male breadwinner and disciplinarian.
Recently, WalletHub released an analysis that where they gathered information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They included 20 key points which they feel is a good representation of the most important elements: work-life balance, health conditions, financial climate and child-rearing as they apply to working dads.
Our data set ranges from the unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18 to male life expectancy to day care quality. The results, as well as expert commentary and a detailed methodology.
The complete results of this pretty interesting analysis can be found on WalletHub.
My state of Kentucky ranked 24, while our neighboring state of Ohio came in at 18. Where does your state fall on the chart?