Even With New Investments, Calif. Is In Bottom Third Of States On Kids’ Well-Being
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book, and California jumped up two states, but it's still much lower than others, in large part because of how the foundation weighs economic factors.
San Jose Mercury News:
California Rises In Child Well-Being Ranking
With more investments in health, the well-being of California's children continued its three-year improvement, new data shows. At the same time, measurements in four broad categories of children's welfare place the Golden State in the bottom third of the nation -- 36th out of the 50 states, in an annual survey released Tuesday by the child-advocacy groups the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Children Now. California's overall ranking in children's well-being moved up two places from last year, when it was 38th. (Noguchi, 6/20)