Georgia, South Carolina ranked as 2 of the worst states for working moms

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- Georgia and South Carolina were ranked as two of the worst states for working moms, according to a report by WalletHub.

Georgia ranked 41st out of 50 states and the District of Columbia while South Carolina dipped to 47th. Oregon ranked as the best state for working moms and Louisiana hit dead last.

"States were ranked in each category, and these individual rankings were then used to create overall rankings based on the weights listed beside each metric below," the website said.

  • Day Care Quality Rankings: 1
  • Child Care Costs, Adjusted for the Median Woman’s Salary: 1
  • Access to Pediatric Services (Number of Pediatricians per 100,000 residents): 1
  • Public School Quality: 1
  • Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as a Percentage Of Men’s): 1
  • Ratio of Female to Male Executives: 1
  • Parental Leave Policy Score: 1
  • Length of the Average Woman’s Workday: 0.5
  • Average Commute Time: 0.5

The information used in the rankings came from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Child Care Aware of America, U.S. News & World Report, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Partnership for Women & Families.

Source: WalletHub

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