Kids count Michigan

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.
Child Poverty
7:39 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Kids Count report shows child well being slips

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The latest report on child well-being in Michigan finds more children living in poverty. The Kids Count report released Wednesday finds child poverty went up 28% in Michigan from 2005 to 2011. 

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6:37 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Kids Count report shows child well being slips

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Report measures child well-being through areas such as poverty, health and neglect
Ottawa County is No. 1 in the state for child well-being. That's the good news. The bad news is the state isn't faring too well in that area and has, in fact, been declining in many categories of child well-being. The latest Michigan Kids Count study was released today and shows eight of 15 child well-being indicators worsening.