Seventy percent of moms with kids younger than age 18 work. Despite the huge number of us who both parent and pay bills, it's undeniable that this balancing act does not come without numerous challenges. It's with that in mind, and because Mother's Day is this weekend, that WalletHub has compiled its list of 2017's Best & Worst States for Working Moms.
Researchers looked at 13 key metrics—including child care quality and cost, and the median salary for women—to rank all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here's what they found.
Some key findings include:
You can view the entire report and find out where your state ranks here.
The takeaway: In most cases, you aren't going to move to another state based upon this report. But WalletHub's analysis hopes to spur progress in narrowing the income inequality gap between men and women in the workplace and improve upon the child care crisis in this country.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.