Kids Count gives S.C. low ranking
Jul 27, 2010 7:38:00 PM - thestate.com
An annual report has again ranked South Carolina better than only five other states for the overall well-being of its children.
South Carolinas ability for children to succeed ranks 45th in the nation in the Kids Count report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Thats ahead of only five states New Mexico, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The report says South Carolinas rates for infant mortality and teen birth have improved. But indicators slipped for percentages of low birth-weight babies, children in poverty and children living in single-parent families.
Childrens Trust of South Carolina chief executive Sue Williams says the state needs to focus on a more holistic approach to improving childrens lives.
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