NJ Makes The Top 10 List Of Best States For Working Moms
Mother's Day is just around the corner - this coming weekend, to be exact.
In celebration, WalletHub has released the findings of their annual investigation into which states are the best and worst for women pulling double duty, working a nine-to-five AND full-time at that other job that they don't get paid for... mommy-ing.
Moms deserve the world, don't they? Especially after the last year and change we've had.... Alas, they're completely aware of the fact that motherhood is one of the most thankless jobs you can have. If you live somewhere that makes balancing mom life and work life easier, you're, no doubt, super grateful.
Do you even know whether or not you live in one of those states?
Good news for South Jersey moms! As it turns out, WalletHub reports that New Jersey is one of the best states in the country for mamas that also work full-time. Some of the factors that went in to determining the ranking include child care quality comparisons, the average of women's salaries compared to men, and parental leave time.
Overall, New Jersey takes the number 8 spot in the top 10 list for best and worst states for working moms to call home.
Compared to the rest of the states and Washington D.C, here's how we measure up in each metric that makes up NJ's total average:
- 16th – Day-Care Quality
- 26th – Child-Care Costs
- 14th – Pediatricians per Capita
- 24th – Median Women’s Salary
- 5th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
- 21st – Avg. Length of Woman’s Work Week
- 8th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty
If this information provides Jersey moms with ANY comfort, it should be in the fact that there are far more places that have it worse than we do.