SLIDESHOW: Alabama ranked No. 6 worst state for working dads - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

SLIDESHOW: Alabama ranked No. 6 worst state for working dads

(Source: WalletHub) (Source: WalletHub)
(WAFF) -

In a recent analysis by WalletHub, Alabama ranked as the No. 6 worst state in the country for working dads.

Using 22 key metrics, such as male life expectancy and percentage of physically active men, placed 47 out of 51 states (and the District of Columbia) nationally.

Regionally, only Louisiana and Mississippi are ranked lower.

Source: WalletHub

Life as a working dad in Alabama (1 = Best, 25 = Average)

  • 28th – Median family income (adjusted for cost of living)
  • 50th – Male life expectancy
  • 20th – Unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18
  • 30th – Male uninsured rate
  • 35th – Average length of work day for men
  • 51st – Deaths due to heart disease among males (per 100,000 men)
  • 47th – Percentage of physically active men
  • 47th – Quality of day care available

Click here to see the full rankings or to read more about the methodology.  

Copyright 2017 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="" width="141" height="143" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>1414 North Memorial Parkway<br>Huntsville, AL 35801</div> <div>(256) 533-4848</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="/link/579368/fcc-public-file">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href=""></a> <a href="/link/365814/eeo-public-file-repor">EEO Report</a> <a href="/story/12117541/closed-captioning-contact-information">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href=""><img src="" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>