HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » New Mexico (Group) » NM the worst place in Ame...

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:55 AM

NM the worst place in America to be a kid, again

For the third time in seven years, New Mexico came in dead last out of 50 states for child well-being, according to the 2019 Kids Count Data Book, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The state was ranked 50th in 2013 and again last year, continuing in to this year. Louisiana was ranked 49th this year, bumping Mississippi up to 48th. New Hampshire was ranked first.

The rankings are based on 16 indicators under four major domains: Economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

Under economic well-being indicators, 27% of New Mexico children are living in poverty, a 3 percentage point improvement;
28% of kids live in homes where an unusually large portion of family income goes toward housing costs, a 4 percentage point improvement;
36% live in homes where parents lack secure employment, unchanged from the previous year;
and 10% of teens are neither working nor attending school, up 1 percentage point from the previous year.

More at:
https://www.abqjournal.com/1329692/new-mexico-again-ranks-dead-last-in-child-well-being.html

3 replies, 997 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply NM the worst place in America to be a kid, again (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
Ohiogal Jun 2019 #1
Delarage Jun 2019 #2
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #3

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:35 AM

1. Is America great yet?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

2. They must be exhausted

from all the winning

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:27 PM

3. We in NM often rank #1 on lists

Unfortunately it's the "worst of" lists.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread