Study finds Arizona among worst states for working dads

Jun 17, 2018, 4:27 AM | Updated: Jun 21, 2018, 1:59 pm

PHOENIX – Arizona has its fair share of perks, but being a working dad in the state may not be one of them.

At least not according to a new study by WalletHub, which analyzed every state and the District of Columbia to find the one that is best for working dads.

The study used four key dimensions for its data: Economic and social well-being, work-life balance, child care, and health.

Different categories within each dimension were rated on a 100-point scale.

The study ranked Arizona as the 39th best state for working dads, with 46 points for economic and social well-being, 29 for work-life balance, 38 for child care, and 32 for health.

However, it found the Grand Canyon state to be one of the worst for the percentage of kids aged 0 to 17 with dads present living in poverty, ranking Arizona No. 50 overall out of 51.

Overall, the study found Mississippi and West Virginia to be the worst states for working dads, ranking the two states at No. 50 and 51, respectively.

Meanwhile, Connecticut ranked first followed by Minnesota, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and Vermont.

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Study finds Arizona among worst states for working dads