Work needed to improve lives of children

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Alaska ranks among the worst states for children's well being according to a new report.

    The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Alaska at number 46 out of the 50 states.  Alaska ranked ahead of only Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico.  The top state's ranked were New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


    The annual Kids Count report is based on measurements that include economic well being, education, health, family and community data.  Alaska fell in four out of four categories this year.  The state ranked 48th for education, and 50th for health.  The state did show improvement in family and community and teen birth rates.  Education rankings improved and the number of children in single parent families declined in 2017.





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