Child Well-Being Improves Overall, But Big States Struggle

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Databook, released today, shows marked improvement from 2010 on key indicators of child well-being, including the rate of children without health insurance (down from 8 percent to 4 percent), the teen birth rate (34 per 1,000 to 20 per 1,000), and children with unemployed parents (33 percent to 28 percent). States with the highest populations continue to rank poorly on child welfare, with California, New York, Florida, and Texas near the bottom.

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