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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Moms Want Equal Pay: California Ranks Eighth Best State for Working Moms

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Listen up, kids. Let's forgo the usual gifts of flowers and spa treatments this Mother's Day and instead give our beloved mamas what they really want: equal pay in the workplace.

However, we shouldn't feel too bad for California moms this Mother's Day because the folks over at Wallet Hub ranks our state as the eighth best state for working moms, primarily because we boast the third lowest gender pay gap behind Washington D.C. and Arizona.

So where did we fall short? California ranks 49 in day care quality and 44 in average commute times. Ouch.

Overall, the list presents California as a mixed bag of working conditions for moms. Here's where we stand:

  • 49th - Day Care Quality
  • 21st - Child Care Costs
  • 11th - Access to Pediatric Services
  • 2nd - Public School Quality
  • 3rd - Gender Pay Gap
  • 37th - Ratio of Female to Male Executives
  • 1st - Parental Leave Policy
  • 18th - Length of the Average Woman's Workday
  • 44th - Average Commute Time

Not bad, but we'd be remiss not to congratulate Oregon who claim the top spot on this list. Perhaps we'll take a few pointers from our neighbors to the north. And Happy Mother's Day to all moms everywhere, because being a parent is the hardest job of all.

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