Being a working dad can be tough, but some states make it easier than others do.
Georgia isn’t one of those states, according to financial website WalletHub.
To determine the best and worst states for working dads, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across four key dimensions — economic and social well-being; work-life balance; child care; and health — using 23 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for working dads.
» Dads are happier than moms, 2019 research shows
» Why Georgia ranks among worst states for raising a family
"Traditionally, dads have been the 'breadwinners' and moms have been the 'caregivers,' " said Nicholas Salter, an assistant professor at Hofstra University. "Nowadays, though, more fathers want to be active parents and push back against this old-fashioned idea. … This is great but is not always supported by coworkers or society in general."
Working dads in Massachusetts have it best, WalletHub found, with a score of 74.96 out of 100. The states finished first in both work-life balance and child care.
» 8 gift ideas for Father's Day
Georgia landed near the bottom of the list, however, at No. 40, with a score of 43.51.
In each key dimension, Georgia was ranked:
- Economic and social well-being: 37
- Work-life balance: 45
- Child care: 37
- Health: 41
On the bright side, dads, Georgia treats you better than working moms. The state landed at No. 42 in that ranking by WalletHub.
About the Author
Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com