Study: Oklahoma is 2020’s 9th worst state for working dads

With Father’s Day approaching and many dads working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos.
In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 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 Oklahoma (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 46th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 42nd – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 49th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 45th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 43rd – % of Physically Active Men
  • 31st – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)

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

Click here for the complete study.


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