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June 24, 2017

Rhode Island Is 2017’s 6th Best State for Working Dads, According to WalletHub Study


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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 Rhode Island (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 17th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 17th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 14th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 2nd – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 26th – Day-Care Quality

 

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

For the full report, visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-working-dads/13458/

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Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com and www.whatsuprhodeisland.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.