The 15 best US states for working moms
- This Mother's Day, learn more about which states in the US are the best about supporting working moms.
- Vermont topped WalletHub's 2018 rankings of the best states for working moms.
- The rankings weighed factors like the gender wage gap and childcare costs.
Mother's Day is here, which means that people across the US will be taking some time to celebrate their moms.
Personal finance site WalletHub decided to get in on the act by crunching the numbers to determine which states provide the best environments for working mothers.Working moms must juggle the responsibilities of both motherhood and the professional world. It's certainly no easy feat, but policies and work norms in some states make it a bit easier.
To find the best states for moms who work outside the home, WalletHub assigned each US state and Washington DC a score based on numerous factors, including women's median annual salary adjusted for the cost of living, daycare quality, the gender pay gap, childcare costs adjusted for the median women's salary, and the female unemployment rate. The rankings also assigned each state a parental leave policy score, based on this 2016 study from the National Partnership for Women and Families.
To read more about the study's methodology, check out the full report here.
Here are the top 15 states for working mothers: