Arizona falls to 47th place in national ranking of child well-being

Arizona falls to 47th place in national ranking of child well-being

Arizona slipped from 46th to 47th place among states in 2011 for the well-being of its children on a variety of measures, including poverty, education, health, and family and community factors, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Monday.  According to the report, KidsCount 2013 Arizona ranked ahead of only Nevada, Mississippi and New Mexico for 2011.

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In 2011, Arizona, the number of children living in poverty in Arizona was 27 percent, moving the state from 37th place to 42nd place overall.   The state’s relatively high rate of poverty and the number of children who are not in preschool were two main factors weighing against the state, said Laura Speer .

For more information on this topic, please go to the KidsCount Data Center sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.   http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

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