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Study ranks Idaho as worst state for working moms

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Idaho has ranked as the worst state for working moms, according to a new study by wallethub.com

The website compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three dimensions: 

  • Child Care 
    • Quality
    • Costs
    • Pediatricians per Capita
    • School System
    • Accredited Child Care Centers
    • Number of Childcare Workers
  • Professional Opportunities 
    • Gender Pay Gap
    • Ratio of Female Executives
    • Median Women's Salary
    • Families in Poverty
    • Female Unemployment Rate
  • Work-Life Balance
    • Parental-Leave Policy
    • Average Length of Woman's Work Week
    • Women's Average Commute Time

Idaho ranked 51st in child care, 48th in professional opportunities and 20th in work-life balance, for an overall rank of dead last. 

Washington ranked 23rd overall, Montana ranked 16th and Vermont came out on top. 

For the full study, click here

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