Massachusetts Friendly to Working Moms

A Wallet Hub report ranked Massachusetts No. 9 on its list of Best States for Working Moms.

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Massachusetts is friendly to working mothers, according to a new study by Wallet Hub.

The personal finance website reported Massachusetts ranked No. 9 on its list of Best States for Working Moms, released ahead of Mother's Day.

"While women now comprise roughly half of the American workforce, they make about two-thirds as much as men and have far less upward mobility," the report found. "Progress, it would seem, is taking shape at different rates across the country. Not only do parental leave policies and other legal support systems vary by state, but the quality of infrastructure—from cost-effective day care to public schools—are far from uniform as well."

The study ranked states based on nine metrics. Massachusetts earned the following marks:

  • Child Care: No. 4
  • Professional opportunity: No. 19
  • Work/life balance: 15
Oregon was ranked No. 1 overall.
malcolm nichols May 07, 2014 at 08:32 AM
It is still a choice, although, less and less every year.
Matt Helm May 07, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Working moms=motherless children being raised by illegal alien nannies....I work in an affluent area where scores of in-vitro conceived toddlers call their nannies 'mom' ...in Spanish... God bless America, where yuppie women who are too old to have kids get sperm implanted in their ovaries so that they can give birth to a child they don't want to raise anyway..then they put the kid on Ritalin when he acts like a kid..because in their old age they're unable to deal with the needs of a normal child...Then the kid becomes a psychotic young adult because he's been on mind altering drugs since he's two and goes on a shooting spree...And you all ask yourselves "how did this happen"?..Working moms=neglected children=dysfunctional adults..You know what? Your'e better off knockin' up the nanny..
JohnnyMass May 07, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Massachusetts is even more friendly to NON-WORKING moms! Non-working dads, too!
Jennifer Bouchard Melchionne May 13, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Wow! I am a 42 year old mom of two children ages 2 and 3. I conceived without any medical help and I work from home placing legal and mostly Local born nannies that work for both working and non-working moms. I find your stereotypical and judgmental comment towards women not only rude but inaccurate. There are many healthy households who employ full and part time nannies to help their family's run more effectively while not raising the children. Women have a right to have careers and to hire nannies that enable them to do so.


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