With One of Every 11 Kids Calling Texas Home, New Report Ranks State Low for Child Well-Being

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July 25, 2012

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Texas ranks 44th among the states in overall child health and well-being, according to data released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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The data book, which has been updated and revamped from previous versions, now also examines how children are doing in four key domains—economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

“Texas accounts for one of every 11 kids in this country," said Frances Deviney, Texas KIDS COUNT director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. "The choices we make now to improve our kids’ lives will drive not only the future of Texas, but the future of our country. Texas needs to prioritize its policy choices by investing in children first since we are producing the next generation of leaders.”