Report: Georgia rises in kids’ carePrint This Post
But state remains in the back of the pack
Georgia is seeing slightly fewer children living in poverty and fewer teens abusing drugs and alcohol, helping the state climb two spots to rank 40th in the nation when it comes to caring for kids, according to a study released today.
But even as Georgia shows some post-recession improvement, it continues to struggle – as it has for years – to break out of the bottom of the pack. More than one in four children still lives in poverty and one in three of Georgia’s children live in homes where neither parent has a year-round, full-time job, according to the annual Kids Count Data Book report.