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LA Ranks At The Bottom For Working Moms

Courtesy: WalletHub

LA RANKS LOW FOR WORKING MOMS - A new report from WalletHub says: Louisiana is the worst state in America for working mothers. The personal finance website based in Miami’s says its findings reveal Louisiana

Moms are among the last in the nations on everything from pay to childcare. When compared with other states, Louisiana ranked at the bottom at 51 since the District of Columbia was also included in the study. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has supported bills to raise the minimum wage, close the gender pay gap and offer paid family and medical leave. But the Republican-dominated Legislature has consistently rejected previous equal pay and minimum wage bills and is expected to do so again during the current session.

Among the WalletHub study’s findings for Louisiana working mom’s:

∎ Louisiana’s Daycare quality: ranks 48th

∎ Pediatricians per capita: at 39th

∎ Gender pay gap (women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s): 44th

∎ Ratio of female executives to male executives: 40th

∎ Median women’s salary (adjusted for cost of living): 35th

Other recent reports also show Louisiana women with across-the-board hardships. America's Health Ratings from the United Health Foundation list Louisiana as the worst state for women and children's health. And last year's Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Louisiana 49th for child well-being.

To see more: www.wallethub.com

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.