Encore: Idaho Ranks Last In Nation For Working Mothers

Sep 18, 2018

This interview was originally broadcast Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

A recent report from Wallethub found Idaho to be ranked the worst state in the nation to be a working mom. Metrics including quality, cost and availability of child care, school quality, number of pediatricians and gender pay gap found the Gem State dead last; Vermont ranked first.

Boise State University associate professor of sociology, Sharon Patterson, College of Western Idaho director of marketing and communications Audrey Eldridge and Idaho Representative Ilana Rubel (D-18) discuss the cause of these obstructions and some potential solutions on Idaho Matters.