These Are The Best And Worst States For Working Moms

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A few months back, I saw a meme while scrolling through Instagram that said, “We expect women to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t have to work.” I have never seen a truer statement. The juggling act that is being a working mom often requires superhuman strength; however, new research suggests that some states make it easier to pull off this balancing act than others.

Wallet Hub compared state dynamics such as child care systems, child care costs, gender pay gap, and female-to-male-executive ratio to compile a comprehensive list of the best and worst states for working moms. Click through to find out where your state falls on the list.

Child Care Systems

When it came to child care systems,  New York was found to have the best daycare systems, while Idaho was found to have the worst.


  1. New York
  2. Washington
  3. North Dakota
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas


  1. Alabama
  2. Louisiana
  3. California
  4. Nebraska
  5. Idaho
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