INTERACTIVE: Best & Worst States for Working Moms

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/05 2014 12:56PM

Updated 05/05 2014 01:00PM

A new report by Wallethub ranked the best and worst states for working moms. 

The report ranked states on the following nine metrics - day care quality rankings (weight 1); child care costs, adjusted for the  median woman's salary (weight: 1); access to pediatric services. number of pediatricians per 100,000 residents (weight: 1); public school quality (weight 1) factored into the overall child care ranking. Gender pay gap, women's earnings as a percentage of men's (weight: 1); ratio of female to male executives (weight: 1) factored into the overall professional opportunities rankings. Parental leave policy score (weight: 1); length of average woman's workday (weight: 0.5); and average commute time (weight: 0.5) all factored into the overall work-life balance ranking. 

Click on a state to see its overall rank, rank on child care, professional opportunities in the state, and work-life balance. States highlighted in lighter blue ranked higher than those highlighted in darker blue. 

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