Best States for Underprivileged Children
1 New Hampshire
3 New Jersey
Worst States for Underprivileged Children
45 South Carolina
47 New Mexico
50 District of Columbia
New Mexico’s child food insecurity rate is 3 times higher than North Dakota’s.
The number of homeless persons in families per capita is 24 times higher in the District of Columbia than in Arkansas.
Mississippi’s infant death rate is 2 times higher than Alaska’s.
The percentage of children in foster care is 6 times higher in District of Columbia than in Virginia.
The percentage of children in single-parent families is 3 times higher in the District of Columbia than in Utah.
The percentage of children in households with income below poverty level in the past 12 months is 3 times higher in Mississippi than in New Hampshire.
The percentage of children without health insurance is 11 times higher in Nevada than in Massachusetts.
The percentage of maltreated children is 16 times higher in District of Columbia than in Pennsylvania.
For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-underprivileged-children/5403/
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