With Father’s Day approaching and 93.3% of married dads working last year compared to 69.2% of married moms, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from the average length of the work day for males to child-care costs to the share of men in good or better health.

Life as a Working Dad in New York (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 4th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
  • 15th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 11th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 25th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 27th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 1st – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

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