Monday, February 27, 2012

Differences in Child Well-Being by State

The index is composed of 25 indicators clustered into seven different domains or dimensions of child well-being. These are the same seven domains used every year in the construction of FCD‘s CWI. The seven domains are: 1. Family Economic Well-Being 2. Health 3. Safe/Risky Behavior 4. Education Attainment 5. Community Engagement 6. Social Relationships 7. Emotional/Spiritual Well-Being Key findings from this study include: > The six states with the best child well-being scores are New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Utah, Connecticut, and Minnesota. > The six states with the worst scores are New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Nevada, and Arizona. ... Notice a trend? "The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place, we are entering a period of consequences." - Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

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