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Texas Named One of the Worst U.S. States for Working Moms


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Ahead of everyone taking a day to appreciate their mother this Sunday, a new study is pointing out that being a working mom is, well, a tough gig.

Apparently, it's especially tough here in the Lone Star State.

A WalletHub study looked at the best and worst states for working moms across the U.S., and Texas landed pretty low on the list — No. 43 to be precise. Texas' score tanked due to the work-life balance category, one of three in the study, where it ranked 49th. It turns out that Texas largely isn't too kind when it comes to parental leave policies. Women also have long commute times and long work weeks, WalletHub found.

Texas didn't fare too well in the other categories either, falling a bit below average. Child care was an umbrella category for daycare quality and cost, the ratio of child care workers to children, the reputation of school systems and pediatricians per capita. Texas finished 32nd there and 35th for professional opportunities. That category focused on the gender pay gap, the ratio of female executives to male executives, median salary for women, economic security and unemployment.

Come on, Texas, get it together.

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