Georgia kids well-being rank 37th in nation

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By Daphne A. Young

Georgia ranks 37th in America when it comes to the well-being of children. That’s the best Georgia has done in the study since it began 23 years ago.

The newly released annual Annie E. Casey Foundation study found Georgia has pulled out of the bottom ten states when it comes to the well-being of our children.
“We made our greatest gains, actually, in the health domain,” said Gay Smith, executive director of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership.

But when it comes to the economic security of kids in Georgia, “That is our lowest ranking,” she lamented.

Smith says the worst may be yet to come. Some of the data included in this report is more than three years old and may not reflect the worst of the Great Recession.

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