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Conference addresses New Mexico’s low rankings in child well-being

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico is on the bottom of another important list after the annual Kids Count report was released earlier this month. The report ranked New Mexico 49th in the U.S. when it comes to overall child well-being.

New Mexico’s 2017 KIDS COUNT Profile

The Annie E. Casey Foundation compares the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being and ranks them accordingly. This fact sheet shows how New Mexico does in the 2017 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has the state ranked 49th in the nation. (Fact sheet; June 2017) Read more
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