As it turns out, Vermont is the best state for working women with children, that’s according to WalletHub research. The other states in the top five are Minnesota (No. 2), Massachusetts (No. 3), the District of Columbia (No. 4), and Connecticut (No. 5).
Rounding out the top 10 were Rhode Island, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York.
For the study, researchers analyzed 50 states (and the District of Columbia), using 15 metrics in 3 categories: childcare, professional opportunities, and work-life balance. “Regardless of where you live and work, chances are that the mothers around you could use a little extra love and support,” said Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, an CEO and Editorial Director at CEOWORLD magazine.
The five worst states to live as a working women with children are Idaho (ranked 51st), Louisiana, Alabama, Nevada, South Carolina. Low-ranking states provide the least access to professional opportunities and childcare, meaning mothers may struggle with work-life balance.
These are the 20 best states for working women with children:
- District of Columbia
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
These are the 20 worst states for working women with children:
- Idaho (ranked 51st)
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- Tennessee (ranked 32nd)