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WalletHub survey finds Florida not the best state for working dads

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A WalletHub study that identified the best and worst states for working dads ranked Florida No. 33, below average.

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WalletHub survey finds Florida not the best state for working dads

Florida is ranked #33 -- below average -- for working dads.

| 6/13/2017

With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads.
In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health.  
Life as a Working Dad in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 33rd –Overall rank for Florida
    Details of how the 33rd ranking was arrived at:

  • 41st – Median Family* Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 22nd – Male Life Expectancy
  • 41st – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 47th – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
  • 50th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 7th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 13th – Deaths Due to Heart Disease Among Males (per 100,000 Men)
  • 30th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 41st – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 24th – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present
For the full report, please visit:

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