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Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings
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Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - High child poverty in Arkansas keeps the state pinned to the bottom of national rankings in measurements of child well-being, according to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The state moved up one position to 47th for overall child well-being, despite substantial gains seen in the lives of Arkansas teens.

With an overall child poverty rate of 27 percent, the state is still struggling to move up in the yearly rankings. This is despite improvements in some measurements of the well-being of Arkansas teens, as well as larger drops in child well-being in other states experiencing greater economic fallout from the recession.

Read full story on todaysthv.com and check out Jefferson County rankings.

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