An annual publication that assesses the state of child health and well-being, the Kids Count Data Book looks at 16 indicators to rank states based in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
In the 2014 edition, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Vermont rated as the best places for children, while Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi ended up at the bottom of the report’s rankings.
The 2014 Kids Count Data Book also includes information about national trends for children’s well-being. According to the report, children benefited from gains in education and health in 2014, but areas such as economic well-being and family and community saw worsening results for children.
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