With the upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations in mind — and mindful that more than 70 percent of moms with young children are in the workforce today — the personal-finance websitethe best and worst states for working mothers, using 13 metrics ranging from median women’s salary to day-care quality.
So, how did New Jersey do? Well, the state came in 7th for parental-leave policy, 7th for the number of pediatricians per capita, and also 7th for the percentage of single-mom families in poverty. It ranked 15th on the gender pay gap, and 16th on both day-care quality and child-care costs. It came in 21st for the average length of a woman’s working day.