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Mississippi Last in Child Well-Being

Posted by Kristy Griffith | July 25, 2012 / 01:54pm | Local News

UNDATED (WCBI) - Mississippi is ranked last in a state-by-state ranking of a child's well-being for the 14th straight year. The report, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, uses 16 indicators to rank the outlook for children. The Magnolia State ranked last in the areas of economic well-being and family and community and 48th in education and health. The foundation's associate director says the state has more children living in poverty, children whose parents lack secure employment and teens not in school and not working than a year ago.

Meanwhile, Alabama moved up to 45th. It's their best ranking in overall well-being since the report began in 1990.

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