Posted on May 25th, 2021
Working women have a big stake in employment in this modern-day world but do they have the best environments and work rules that foster their hassle-free working. Well, the answer lies in the below report given by Wallethub.
Using information from sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, WalletHub observed many metrics taking into account costs and quality of child care; the gender salary gap and medium women’s salary; the % of women working in executive posts in comparison to men; and the quality of parent leave rules in the state.
When the above things were taken into account, Massachusetts stood in first place and was ranked the best state for working moms for the year-2021.
At present, Massachusetts is amongst the 9 states and the District of Columbia that have legislated paid family leave plans. Besides, full-time working women in Massachusetts on average, earn 86.5% of what their counterparts in the state earn. That difference is lesser than the normal 82.3% wage gap women face in the US.
Coming to the most terrible states for working moms this year, Louisiana took the top place because of its weak ranking for superior day-care centers, tall gender pay difference and absence of paid family leave.
On average, in Louisiana, full-time working women earn 73.6% of what their counterparts earn in this state. Furthermore, due to the lack of a paid family leave rule, personnel in Louisiana just have the facility of unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Still, approximately 63% of workers in this state cannot avail of this unpaid leave owing to dodgy rules in the act that ask employers to have 50 or more employees for a minimum of 20 weeks in the present or past year.
Look below to know how the rest of the states and the District of Columbia rank.
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