Alabama Ranked Low in the Latest Kids Count Data Book

Jun 14, 2017

   Alabama has improved its ranking in a new report on child well-being, but it still lags behind most of the country overall. The national assessment is compiled each year by the Annie E. Casey Foundation using 16 indicators ranging from children in poverty to teen pregnancy rate to single-parent households. Policy and Research Director at Voices for Alabama’s Children says the significant improvements for Alabama in this report came in the economic domain. The state still ranks low in math and reading proficiency, children in poverty and families that spend 30 percent of their income on housing. Alabama is ranked 44th overall, up from 46th last year.