WalletHub: Pennsylvania Provides Not-So-Happy Working Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Pennsylvania ought to roll up its sleeves and get to work for working moms. WalletHub ranked the state 40th for working mothers.

The best gift for Mother’s Day this year might just be to see Pennsylvania roll up its sleeves and do something for working moms, because the state has a lot of work to do if it wants to treat the vast majority of moms with young children right.

More than 70 percent of moms with young children work these days, and WalletHub ranked Pennsylvania 40th in the nation for its attractiveness to working mothers based on a number of categories, according to an analysis by John S. Kiernan.

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They include childcare quality and cost, professional opportunities — measured by median salaries, the gender pay gap, female unemployment, and more — and work-life balance through leave policies, work weeks, and commutes.

“It’s clear that something must be done in order to increase workplace gender equality and ease the burden on working parents,” the article explained.

This Mother’s Day, read more about how the rest of the nation fared in terms of friendliness toward working moms in the rankings of  2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms on WalletHub here.

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Top photo credit: elviskennedy Mother’s Day via photopin (license)

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