New survey ranks Connecticut high for working dads

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(WTNH) — With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, a new report released by Wallethub ranks the best and worst states for working dads, and it seems Connecticut placed high on that list.

The survey ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia by analyzing four categories:

  • Work-life Balance
  • Health Conditions
  • Financial Well-being
  • Child-rearing environments

Overall, Connecticut ranked No. 10 in the Best States for Working Dads. Below is a quick breakdown on how Connecticut ranked in each category:

  • No. 14 for the highest Work-life Balance
  • No. 5 for Best Health Conditions
  • No. 9 for most stable Financial Well-being
  • No. 21 for best Child-rearing environments

“It seems accurate yeah,” said John Daley, a father of three from New London. “Coming from New York myself, I love this state. The minute I came here I never want to leave.”

Furthermore, Connecticut ranked second for the highest men’s life expectancy at birth, following Minnesota. The Nutmeg State also came in second for the lowest percentage of dads with kids younger than 18 living in poverty.

“Yeah, it’s not too bad,” said Calvin Shaffer, a father and grandfather from Norwich. “I’ve lived up here most of my life. I mean the cost of living could be cheaper, but that could be a lot of other places too.”

The full report and rankings are available here.

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