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Study: Connecticut Among Best States For Working Moms

A new study from WalletHub has ranked Connecticut as the third best state in the nation for working moms. The study compared the states against three dimensions ­– child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance. According to WalletHub, women today make up almost half of the American workforce, slightly less than three quarters of whom are solo moms with young children. Yet women still earn only $0.79 for every dollar in comparison to their male peers and have far less upward mobility, as evidenced by the fact that only 4 percent of S&P 500 companies’ chief executives are female. Still, the new crop of high-profile female CEOs appear to remain drastically underpaid compared with their male counterparts, WalletHub reported. Connecticut earned a score of 12 in child care, came 37th in professional opportunities and first in work-life balance. Vermont ranked as the top state for working moms, and Nevada came in last. The study also found that blue, Democratic states are friendlier to working moms than red, Republican states. The states were designated by blue or red based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential...

WalletHub: Hartford Ranks As Worst State Capital For Quality Of Life

Hartford is the worst state capital for quality of life and ranked last among 50, according to a recent WalletHub study that ranked state capitals across the country for affordability, a strong economy, high education standards and overall quality of life. Hartford came in at number 49 for the least affordable housing and last for lowest median household income. The city ranked at 47 for the highest unemployment rate and had the highest percentage of people below the poverty level. Hartford had the lowest percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree. However, Hartford came in first as having the lowest debt as percentage of median income. The city also had the fewest average hours worked per week. The full report and methodology behind the study is...