Where’s the best place to be a working mom? Hint: It’s not Texas

Wallet Hub released its annual ranking of best states to be a working mother, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Texas ranked No. 42. Idaho was the worst out of 50 states and the District of Columbia. Vermont was No. 1.

Is Texas a great place to be a working mom? (Credit: Eric Doggett)

What do moms in other states have that we don’t? They have a better work-life balance. Texas ranked No. 49 in that index. Only Maryland was worse.

We also didn’t do well in the female executive to male executive ratio index. We were No. 47.

In two indexes, we do OK: child care cost (No. 29) and professional opportunities (No. 31).

Women in the United States make up about half of the work force and about 70 percent of women with young children work. Yet, we have some work to do. Women earn about 82 percent of what men earn. Only about 5.2 percent of the head of the S&P 500 companies are women.

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