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Report: Well-being of W.Va. children improves

July 22, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. But there are still problem areas.

A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks West Virginia 37th in the nation in children's well-being.

The report is based on 16 indicators, including children without health insurance and proficiency in math and reading.

West Virginia is ranked 28th in economic well-being, 33rd in family and community, 35th in health and 46th in education.

The report says West Virginia has improved in 13 indicators since 1990. The state has worsened in three indicators, including the number of children living in single parent households.

The report is part of the foundation's KIDS COUNT project.



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