According to a recently-published article in USA Today, New Jersey’s Capital City is among the top three U.S. cities for single mothers. Originally appearing on August 31, 2019 at USAToday.com, the ranking is attributed to Trenton’s quality and affordable preschool programs. This dynamic can aid single moms in their efforts to better balance work and child care responsibilities.
“New Jersey has one of the highest-rated preschool systems in the United States and spends more per student on pre-K programs than any state,” according an article published by 24/7 Wall Street. “In Trenton, 65.4% of all 3- and 4-year-olds are enrolled in school, the third largest share of any metro area nationwide. New Jersey is also one of only a handful of states with required paid family leave.”
Trenton’s tremendous access to public transit is also a major contributor to increasing access to educational and professional opportunities for single mothers. “In Trenton, 7.9% of workers commute using public transit, the 11th largest share of any U.S. metro area,” according to 24/7 Wall Street. “In addition, the required workweek to afford adequate housing within the recommended budget is about typical in Trenton compared to other metro areas.”