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Study: Mississippi named worst state for working dads

Study: Mississippi named worst state for working dads

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  Mississippi was named the worst state for working dads, according to a 2015 Wallethub study.

Wallethub included 20 metrics in its data for this study. Some included work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads. 

Here are the findings for Mississippi:

  • 32nd – Median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 years, adjusted for cost of living is $73,196.
  • 51st – Male life expectancy at birth—71.9 percent
  •  47th – 18 percent of dads with kids younger than 18 living in poverty
  •  41st – Male uninsured rate is 18.5 percent
  •  43rd – Mean hours worked per day among males—8.38 hours
  •  50th – Mortality rate due to heart disease per 100,000 men—272.1 
  •  43rd – 19 percent of men who report adequate or any physical activity
  •  40th – Day care quality 
  •  47th — Access to pediatric services (# of pediatricians per 100,000 residents)—3.01  

To view the full report, click here. 

Flip through the slideshow to see how other U.S. states ranked in the study.

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