child well-being

6:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kids Count Report Finds Michigan in Bottom Half of Nation for Child Well Being

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Michigan was 32nd overall in 2014 report, down one spot from 2013
LANSING -- Michigan is improving slightly for major factors in child well-being, but still lags far behind the majority of states, according to the 25th annual "Kids Count" report. The report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed that while preschool attendance rates, teen birth rates and child poverty all improved from last year's report, the state remains mired behind its neighbors.
7:25 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Kids Count survey finds Michigan 31st in nation for child well-being

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Michigan up one spot from last year, but still ranks last among the Great Lakes states
LANSING, MI -- One in four Michigan children - 560,000 kids - lived in poverty in 2011, and Michigan continues to struggle on several other measurements of child well-being, according to the result of a new national analysis released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.