Mississippi rated worst for child well-being

Advocates for children are concerned, after a well-regarded national survey ranked Mississippi last for child well-being. The Kids Count Survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Mississippi last among the states in an index that measures child well-being by factors such as poverty, education, health and family stability. Mississippi’s high poverty rate earned it the 50th spot on the state list, even though some factors showed some improvement from last year. Rounding out the bottom five were New Mexico, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona, while Massachusetts was considered the best state for child well-being.


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