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Connecticut Ranks As Third Best State For Working Moms

During a recent analysis of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Connecticut ranked number three as one of the best places for working mothers.
During a recent analysis of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Connecticut ranked number three as one of the best places for working mothers. Photo Credit: WalletHub.com

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Mother's Day is close but workplace parity is far off for working mothers across the country with the exception of a few states, including Connecticut, according to WalletHub.

Women comprise half of the workforce, almost three-quarters of them working moms, yet women still make only $.079 per every dollar men make, the report said.

The debate rages over gender roles and workplace inequities, but what is being done about it?

Progress varies from state to state, according to WalletHub which analyzed the 50 states and District of Columbia to produce its report, "2016's Best & Worst States for Working Moms."

The report ranks dynamics across 13 key metrics to determine where it is "best" or "worst" to live if you are a working mother, said WalletHub.

Connecticut landed number three on the list, which ranked Vermont on top at number one, and Nevada at 51st place.

The ranks were based on the following scores:

Childcare: 40 points - Looked at daycare quality and cost, access to pediatric service, and best school systems ranking

Professional opportunities : 30 points - Looked at gender pay gap, ratio of female to male executives, median women's salary, percentage of families in poverty, female unemployment rate and gender-representation gap in different economic sectors

Work-life balance: 30 points - Parental leave policy, length of average woman's work week, women's average commute time

Connecticut received a total score of 58.17. The Nutmeg State ranked 12th in childcare, 37th in professional opportunities and first in work-life balance.

Click here to read the full WalletHub report.

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