CONNECTICUT, USA — Credit website WalletHub reports that Connecticut ranks second out of the entire country in terms of being a friendly state for working mothers.
The company said they found that Connecticut ranks number one out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of pay equity among women, and 8th when it comes to parental leave benefits.
The United States is the only country without a paid family leave policy among nations in an organization made up of the largest economies called the OECD. There are a total of eight countries that don’t guarantee paid family leave worldwide, most of which are island nations in the Pacific Ocean.
Connecticut ranked 8th when it came to the percentage of families with single mothers in poverty and 19 out of 51 when it came to the ratio of women executives to male executives.
The state that came out on top of the list for working mothers is Connecticut's neighbor to the north, Massachusetts, ranking number 1 for work-balance live for working mothers and number four for childcare.
In October 2021, President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to promote his childcare initiatives which included making childcare free for lower-income families.
Biden went on to outline how his plan would reduce child care costs for Connecticut residents, and noted the disparity between U.S. spending on early child care versus greater investments in other countries, to argue that the lack of investment is causing the U.S. to fall behind.
Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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