The cost of raising a child is daunting enough — and where you live can make a difference in how affordable it is to be a working parent.
Only 13 states and the District of Columbia earn a grade of "B-" or better based on laws and other protections they have in place to help expecting and new parents in the workforce, according to a report from the National Partnership of Women & Families. Only one — California — earned a solid "A."
But state law isn't the only consideration. Some of those top locales don't fare well in WalletHub.com rankings on work-life balance and professional opportunities, and Child Care Aware of America data show others have high child-care costs.
— By CNBC's Kelli B. Grant
Posted 4 Aug. 2016