Study Looks at Well-Being of Pa. Children

Published 07/23 2014 03:46PM

Updated 07/23 2014 03:53PM

Pennsylvania ranks 16th in the nation in a new survey of the well-being of its children.
The 2014 Kids County Data Book measures how states are doing based on children's economic well-being, health, education and family and community.

The report shows that 20 percent of Pennsylvania children live in poverty, up from 17 percent about 10 years ago, but lower than the national average of 23 percent.

More than half of children in the state and in the nation don't attend pre-school.  More than a third both nationally and in Pennsylvania are in single parent homes.

Only five percent lack health insurance, a little lower than the national average.


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