How's life for working Dads living in the baystate?

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine
WalletHub Best & Worst States for Working Dads

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. We did so using 20 key metrics, which range from the unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18 to male life expectancy to day care quality.

Living as a Working Dad in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 5th – Median Income for Families (Dad Present) with Kids Younger than 18 Years, Adjusted for Cost of Living
  • 6th – Male Life Expectancy at Birth
  • 4th – % of Dads with Kids Younger than 18 Living in Poverty
  • 1st – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 10th – Mean Hours Worked per Day Among Males
  • 12th – Mortality Rate due to Heart Disease per 100,000 Men
  • 9th – % of Men Who Report Adequate or Any Physical Activity
  • 17th – Day Care Quality

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