In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub.com analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They did so using 20 key metrics, which range from the unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18 to male life expectancy to day care quality.
Wisconsin’s overall ranking (Minnesota is No. 1; Mississippi is 51st).
Wisconsin’s economic & social well-being rank (New Hampshire is No. 1; New Mexico is 51st).
Wisconsin’s health rank (Massachusetts is No. 1; Mississippi is 51st).
Wisconsin’s work-life balance rank (Oregon is No. 1; Mississippi is 51st).
Wisconsin’s child care rank (New Jersey is No. 1; Nevada is 51st).
Male uninsured rate
Percent of dads with kids younger than 18 living in poverty
Male life expectancy at birth
Median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 years, adjusted for cost of living
Mean hours worked per day among males
Unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18
Percent of men who report adequate or any physical activity
Mortality rate due to heart disease per 100,000 men