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Happy Father’s Day! Md. Ranks 13th on List of Best States for Working Dads

Just in time for Father’s Day: An assessment of the best and worst states for working dads, courtesy of Wallet Hub, a personal finance website.

The list was put together based on a variety of factors: economic and social well-being; work-life balance; availability of child care; and health.

So where does Maryland stand? The Mid-Atlantic state of middle temperament is in the middle of the pack – though on the high end of the middle tier. Maryland ranks 13th overall – 13th for economic and social well-being, 25th for work-life balance, 14th for child care, and 7th for health. Maryland cracks the top 5 for the subcategory of lowest percentage of children with fathers present who are living in poverty.

Ahead of Maryland on the list: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Minnesota, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. The worst state for working dads? Louisiana, just a shade behind New Mexico.

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