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Encore: Idaho Ranks Last In Nation For Working Mothers

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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.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.