Study: Mississippi named worst state for working dads

Study: Mississippi named worst state for working dads

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

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.