Providence in the Top 25 Cities for Working Mothers
Monday, July 26, 2010
(And allow me to stop trying to figure out, while working, what to make my teenagers for dinner.)
It's a pretty cool distinction, actually. For the second year in a row, the Forbes sister publication has attempted to quantify what makes a major metropolitan area a supportive one for mothers who work. Forbes Woman took a look at the 50 largest cities in the country and then attached quantitative value to statistics regarding safety, schools, health care, job opportunities, high earning potential, and cost of living.
Providence came in at a respectable 22nd this year, performing best on safety (low violent crime rate) and education (high spending per pupil). Also, working mothers in Providence may take stock in the fact that we came in 16th overall in salaries. On the sorry side: a bottom-of-the-barrel showing (47th) in unemployment (but we sort of knew that already).
Our perennial rivals, Boston and New York, placed in the top 10, but we're not lamenting. We're just planning to outperform Chicago, which sits only one spot above us. We're on it, as soon as we figure out what's for dinner.
For the full list of how Providence, and 49 other American cities, fared, go here.
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