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America’s 20 Best (And Worst) States For Working Women With Children, 2018

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:

  1. Vermont
  2. Minnesota
  3. Massachusetts
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Connecticut
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Maine
  8. New Jersey
  9. Delaware
  10. New York
  11. North Dakota
  12. Oregon
  13. California
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Indiana
  16. Montana
  17. Colorado
  18. Illinois
  19. New Hampshire
  20. Kansas

These are the 20 worst states for working women with children:

  1. Idaho (ranked 51st)
  2. Louisiana
  3. Alabama
  4. Nevada
  5. South Carolina
  6. Mississippi
  7. West Virginia
  8. Georgia
  9. Wyoming
  10. Texas
  11. Alaska
  12. Arkansas
  13. Pennsylvania
  14. Missouri
  15. New Mexico
  16. Michigan
  17. Arizona
  18. South Dakota
  19. Oklahoma
  20. Tennessee (ranked 32nd)
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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.